Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDKSA-2006:194)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24579


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability in PostgreSQL 8.1.x allowed remote authenticated users to cause a Denial of Service (daemon crash) via certain aggregate functions in an UPDATE statement which were not handled correctly (CVE-2006-5540).

Another DoS issue in PostgreSQL 7.4.x, 8.0.x, and 8.1.x allowed remote authenticated users to crash the daemon via a coercion of an unknown element to ANYARRAY (CVE-2006-5541).

Finally, another vulnerability in 8.1.x could allow a remote authenticated user to cause a DoS related to duration logging of V3-protocol Execute message for COMMIT and ROLLBACK statements (CVE-2006-5542).

This updated provides the latest 8.0.x and 8.1.x PostgreSQL versions and patches the version of PostgreSQL shipped with Corporate 3.0.

After installing this upgrade, you will need to execute 'service postgresql restart' for it to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24579

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-194.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ecpg5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ecpg5-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pq4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pq4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libecpg5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libecpg5-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpq4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpq4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-jdbc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-pl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-plperl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-plpgsql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-plpython, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-test, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5540, CVE-2006-5541, CVE-2006-5542

MDKSA: 2006:194