Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql92 (ALAS-2023-1759)

high Nessus Plugin ID 177065


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


The version of postgresql92 installed on the remote host is prior to 9.2.24-3.69. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2023-1759 advisory.

- CREATE SCHEMA ... schema_element defeats protective search_path changesmore details (CVE-2023-2454)

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


Run 'yum update postgresql92' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 177065

File Name: ala_ALAS-2023-1759.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/9/2023

Updated: 8/17/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-2454


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-plpython26, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-plpython27, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-server-compat, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/5/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-2454

IAVB: 2023-B-0034-S