Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postgresql8.2 (MDVSA-2009:251-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41959


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


The core server component in PostgreSQL 8.4 before 8.4.1, 8.3 before 8.3.8, and 8.2 before 8.2.14 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (backend shutdown) by re-LOAD-ing libraries from a certain plugins directory (CVE-2009-3229).

The core server component in PostgreSQL 8.4 before 8.4.1, 8.3 before 8.3.8, 8.2 before 8.2.14, 8.1 before 8.1.18, 8.0 before 8.0.22, and 7.4 before 7.4.26 does not use the appropriate privileges for the (1) RESET ROLE and (2) RESET SESSION AUTHORIZATION operations, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges. NOTE: this is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-6600 (CVE-2009-3230).

The core server component in PostgreSQL 8.3 before 8.3.8 and 8.2 before 8.2.14, when using LDAP authentication with anonymous binds, allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via an empty password (CVE-2009-3231).

This update provides a fix for this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41959

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-251.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/10/02

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ecpg-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ecpg5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pq-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pq5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libecpg-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libecpg5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpq-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpq5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-contrib, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-pl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-plperl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-plpgsql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-plpython, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.2-test, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3229, CVE-2009-3230, CVE-2009-3231

BID: 36314

MDVSA: 2009:251-1

CWE: 264, 287