Fedora Core 4 : mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.1-8.1 (2006-015)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20405


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Several format string flaws were found in the way mod_auth_pgsql logs information. It may be possible for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as the 'apache' user if mod_auth_pgsql is used for user authentication. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-3656 to this issue.

Please note that this issue only affects servers which have mod_auth_pgsql installed and configured to perform user authentication against a PostgreSQL database.

Red Hat would like to thank iDefense for reporting this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected mod_auth_pgsql and / or mod_auth_pgsql-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20405

File Name: fedora_2006-015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mod_auth_pgsql, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mod_auth_pgsql-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/01/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3656

FEDORA: 2006-015