Ubuntu 16.04 ESM : PostgreSQL vulnerability (USN-6230-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 178282


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6230-1 advisory.

- schema_element defeats protective search_path changes; It was found that certain database calls in PostgreSQL could permit an authed attacker with elevated database-level privileges to execute arbitrary code. (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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 178282

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6230-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/13/2023

Updated: 7/13/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, 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: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg-compat3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpgtypes3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpq-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpq5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-client-9.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-contrib-9.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plperl-9.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plpython-9.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plpython3-9.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-pltcl-9.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-server-dev-9.5

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/13/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-2454

USN: 6230-1