SuSE 11 Security Update : PostgreSQL (SAT Patch Number 1766)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44055


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


The following bugs have been fixed :

- 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.

- Embedded null bytes in the common name of SSL certificates could bypass certificate hostname checks.

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


Apply SAT patch number 1766.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44055

File Name: suse_11_postgresql-100108.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/19

Modified: 2013/10/25

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:suse_linux:11:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:postgresql-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:postgresql-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:postgresql-server, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/08

Reference Information

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

CWE: 310