Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : postgresql-8.1, postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 vulnerabilities (USN-876-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 43622

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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly handle certificates with NULL characters in the Common Name field of X.509 certificates.
An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.
(CVE-2009-4034)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly manage session-local state. A remote authenticated user could exploit this to escalate priviliges within PostgreSQL. (CVE-2009-4136).

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/876-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43622

File Name: ubuntu_USN-876-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/4/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg-compat2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg-compat3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libecpg6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpgtypes2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpgtypes3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpq-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpq4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpq5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-client, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-client-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-client-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-client-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-contrib-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-contrib-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-contrib-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-doc-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-doc-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-doc-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plperl-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plperl-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plperl-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plpython-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plpython-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-plpython-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-pltcl-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-pltcl-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-pltcl-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-server-dev-8.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-server-dev-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-server-dev-8.4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/3/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/15/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4034, CVE-2009-4136

BID: 37333, 37334

USN: 876-1

CWE: 310