Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 : postgresql-8.1, postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 vulnerability (USN-933-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 46179

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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 sanitize its input when using substring() with a SELECT statement. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/933-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46179

File Name: ubuntu_USN-933-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/29/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/2/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0442

BID: 37973

USN: 933-1

CWE: 189