RHEL 2.1 : postgresql (RHSA-2005:150)

High Nessus Plugin ID 17129


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated PostgreSQL packages to fix various security flaws are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1AS.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system (DBMS).

A flaw in the LOAD command in PostgreSQL was discovered. A local user could use this flaw to load arbitrary shared libraries and therefore execute arbitrary code, gaining the privileges of the PostgreSQL server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0227 to this issue.

Multiple buffer overflows were found in PL/PgSQL. A database user who has permissions to create plpgsql functions could trigger this flaw which could lead to arbitrary code execution, gaining the privileges of the PostgreSQL server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-0245 and CVE-2005-0247 to these issues.

Users of PostgreSQL are advised to update to these erratum packages which are not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17129

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-150.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/02/16

Modified: 2016/12/28

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-odbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-perl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-tcl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-test, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-tk, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0227, CVE-2005-0245, CVE-2005-0247

OSVDB: 13774

RHSA: 2005:150

CWE: 94, 119