openSUSE Security Update : postgresql (postgresql-1773)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44054


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


An unprivileged, authenticated PostgreSQL user could create a table which references functions with malicious content. Maintenance operations carried out be the database superuser could execute such functions (CVE-2009-4136).

Embedded null bytes in the common name of SSL certificates could bypass certificate hostname checks (CVE-2009-4034).

postgresql was updated to the next upstream patchlevel update which also includes several bugfixes. See the package changelog for details.


Update the affected postgresql packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44054

File Name: suse_11_2_postgresql-100111.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/19

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql-plperl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql-plpython, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:postgresql-server, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/11

Reference Information

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

CWE: 310