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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44055

Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(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.

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 1766.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=564360

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=564710

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-4034.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-4136.html

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

Updated: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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