SUSE SLES12 Security Update : postgresql12 (SUSE-SU-2023:3341-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 179962



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:3341-1 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)

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: 179962

File Name: suse_SU-2023-3341-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/18/2023

Updated: 12/25/2023

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: 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


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: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-server-devel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-docs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-plperl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql12-plpython

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

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

IAVB: 2023-B-0060-S

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:3341-1