GLSA-200505-12 : PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 18271


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-12 (PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

PostgreSQL gives public EXECUTE access to a number of character conversion routines, but doesn't validate the given arguments (CAN-2005-1409). It has also been reported that the contrib/tsearch2 module of PostgreSQL misdeclares the return value of some functions as 'internal' (CAN-2005-1410).
Impact :

An attacker could call the character conversion routines with specially setup arguments to crash the backend process of PostgreSQL or to potentially gain administrator rights. A malicious user could also call the misdeclared functions of the contrib/tsearch2 module, resulting in a Denial of Service or other, yet uninvestigated, impacts.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PostgreSQL users should update to the latest available version and follow the guide at http://www.postgresql.o rg/about/news.315 # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-db/postgresql

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18271

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200505-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/05/17

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:postgresql, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1409, CVE-2005-1410

OSVDB: 16323, 16324

GLSA: 200505-12