FreeBSD : postgresql81-server -- SET ROLE privilege escalation (0b2b4b4d-a07c-11da-be0a-000c6ec775d9)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21384


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The PostgreSQL team reports :

Due to inadequate validity checking, a user could exploit the special case that SET ROLE normally uses to restore the previous role setting after an error. This allowed ordinary users to acquire superuser status, for example.


Update the affected package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21384

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0b2b4b4da07c11dabe0a000c6ec775d9.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql-server, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0553

CWE: 264