Debian DSA-2051-1 : postgresql-8.3 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 46710

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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several local vulnerabilities have been discovered in PostgreSQL, an object-relational SQL database. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2010-1169 Tim Bunce discovered that the implementation of the procedural language PL/Perl insufficiently restricts the subset of allowed code, which allows authenticated users the execution of arbitrary Perl code.

- CVE-2010-1170 Tom Lane discovered that the implementation of the procedural language PL/Tcl insufficiently restricts the subset of allowed code, which allows authenticated users the execution of arbitrary Tcl code.

- CVE-2010-1975 It was discovered that an unprivileged user could reset superuser-only parameter settings.

Solution

Upgrade the postgresql-8.3 packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 8.3.11-0lenny1. This update also introduces a fix for CVE-2010-0442, which was originally scheduled for the next Lenny point update.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2010-1169

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2010-1170

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2010-1975

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2010-0442

https://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2051

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 46710

File Name: debian_DSA-2051.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/25/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-8.3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0442, CVE-2010-1168, CVE-2010-1169, CVE-2010-1170, CVE-2010-1975

BID: 37973, 40215, 40304

DSA: 2051

CWE: 189