CentOS 8 : postgresql:13 (CESA-2021:5236)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156239


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2021:5236 advisory.

- postgresql: server processes unencrypted bytes from man-in-the-middle (CVE-2021-23214)

- postgresql: memory disclosure in certain queries (CVE-2021-3677)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156239

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2021-5236.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/21/2021

Updated: 3/16/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23214


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:pg_repack, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:pgaudit, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgres-decoderbufs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-plperl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-plpython3, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-server, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-static, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-test, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-test-rpm-macros, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-upgrade, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:postgresql-upgrade-devel

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/21/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/12/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3677, CVE-2021-23214

RHSA: 2021:5236

IAVB: 2021-B-0048-S, 2021-B-0067