GLSA-200703-15 : PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 24840


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-15 (PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

PostgreSQL does not correctly check the data types of the SQL function arguments under unspecified circumstances nor the format of the provided tables in the query planner.
Impact :

A remote authenticated attacker could send specially crafted queries to the server that could result in a server crash and possibly the unauthorized reading of some database content or arbitrary memory.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'dev-db/postgresql'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24840

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200703-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/03/18

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0555, CVE-2007-0556

BID: 22387

OSVDB: 33087, 33302

GLSA: 200703-15