Rocky Linux 9 : postgresql (RLSA-2024:0951)

high Nessus Plugin ID 196969


The remote Rocky Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Rocky Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RLSA-2024:0951 advisory.

- Late privilege drop in REFRESH MATERIALIZED VIEW CONCURRENTLY in PostgreSQL allows an object creator to execute arbitrary SQL functions as the command issuer. The command intends to run SQL functions as the owner of the materialized view, enabling safe refresh of untrusted materialized views. The victim is a superuser or member of one of the attacker's roles. The attack requires luring the victim into running REFRESH MATERIALIZED VIEW CONCURRENTLY on the attacker's materialized view. As part of exploiting this vulnerability, the attacker creates functions that use CREATE RULE to convert the internally-built temporary table to a view. Versions before PostgreSQL 15.6, 14.11, 13.14, and 12.18 are affected. The only known exploit does not work in PostgreSQL 16 and later. For defense in depth, PostgreSQL 16.2 adds the protections that older branches are using to fix their vulnerability. (CVE-2024-0985)

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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 196969

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2024-0951.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 5/14/2024

Updated: 5/24/2024

Supported Sensors: 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-2024-0985


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/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:rocky:linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-docs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-plpython3-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-private-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-static, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-plperl, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-contrib-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-test-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-server-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-private-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-upgrade-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-server, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-upgrade-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-private-libs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-pltcl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-upgrade-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-pltcl, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:9, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-upgrade, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-plpython3, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-plperl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:postgresql-test

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-0985

IAVB: 2024-B-0009-S