RHEL 5 : postgresql (RHSA-2007:0068)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25315


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated postgresql packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system (DBMS).

Two flaws were found in the way the PostgreSQL server handles certain SQL-language functions. An authenticated user could execute a sequence of commands which could crash the PostgreSQL server or possibly read from arbitrary memory locations. A user would need to have permissions to drop and add database tables to be able to exploit these issues (CVE-2007-0555, CVE-2007-0556).

Several denial of service flaws were found in the PostgreSQL server.
An authenticated user could execute certain SQL commands which could crash the PostgreSQL server (CVE-2006-5540, CVE-2006-5541, CVE-2006-5542).

Users of PostgreSQL should upgrade to these updated packages containing PostgreSQL version 8.1.8 which corrects these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25315

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0068.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/25

Modified: 2016/12/29

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-pl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-tcl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-test, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5540, CVE-2006-5541, CVE-2006-5542, CVE-2007-0555, CVE-2007-0556

BID: 22387

OSVDB: 30019

RHSA: 2007:0068