GLSA-200502-08 : PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 16445


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-08 (PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

PostgreSQL's contains several vulnerabilities:
John Heasman discovered that the LOAD extension is vulnerable to local privilege escalation (CAN-2005-0227).
It is possible to bypass the EXECUTE permission check for functions (CAN-2005-0244).
The PL/PgSQL parser is vulnerable to heap-based buffer overflow (CAN-2005-0244).
The intagg contrib module is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (CAN-2005-0246).
Impact :

An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the PostgreSQL server, bypass security restrictions and crash the server.
Workaround :

There is no know workaround at this time.


All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-db/postgresql

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16445

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:postgresql, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0227, CVE-2005-0244, CVE-2005-0245, CVE-2005-0246

OSVDB: 13354

GLSA: 200502-08

CWE: 94, 264