Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : postgresql-8.1 regression (USN-417-3)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28009


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


USN-417-2 fixed a severe regression in the PostgreSQL server that was introduced in USN-417-1 and caused some valid queries to be aborted with a type error. This update fixes a similar (but much less prominent) error.

At the same time, PostgreSQL is updated to version 8.1.8, which fixes a range of important bugs.

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28009

File Name: ubuntu_USN-417-3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg-compat2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpgtypes2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpq-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpq4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-client-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-contrib-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-doc-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plperl-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plpython-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-pltcl-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-server-dev-8.1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/12

Reference Information

BID: 22387

USN: 417-3