Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 : PostgreSQL vulnerabilities (USN-6296-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 179929

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6296-1 advisory.

- IN THE EXTENSION SCRIPT, a SQL Injection vulnerability was found in PostgreSQL if it uses @extowner@, @extschema@, or @extschema:...@ inside a quoting construct (dollar quoting, '', or ). If an administrator has installed files of a vulnerable, trusted, non-bundled extension, an attacker with database-level CREATE privilege can execute arbitrary code as the bootstrap superuser. (CVE-2023-39417)

- A vulnerability was found in PostgreSQL with the use of the MERGE command, which fails to test new rows against row security policies defined for UPDATE and SELECT. If UPDATE and SELECT policies forbid some rows that INSERT policies do not forbid, a user could store such rows. (CVE-2023-39418)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6296-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 179929

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6296-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/17/2023

Updated: 12/25/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-39417

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/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:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.04, 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-12, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-14, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-client-12, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-client-14, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-client-15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plperl-12, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plperl-14, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plperl-15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plpython3-12, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plpython3-14, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plpython3-15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-pltcl-12, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-pltcl-14, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-pltcl-15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-server-dev-12, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-server-dev-14, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-server-dev-15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/10/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-39417, CVE-2023-39418

IAVB: 2023-B-0060-S

USN: 6296-1