RHEL 5 : postgresql84 (RHSA-2011:0198)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51869


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated postgresql84 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system (DBMS).

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL processed certain tokens from a SQL query when the intarray module was enabled on a particular database. An authenticated database user running a specially crafted SQL query could use this flaw to cause a temporary denial of service (postgres daemon crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the database server.

Red Hat would like to thank Geoff Keating of the Apple Product Security team for reporting this issue.

These updated postgresql84 packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.4.7. Refer to the PostgreSQL Release Notes for a full list of changes :


All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51869

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0198.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/02/04

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-contrib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-plperl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-plpython, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-tcl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql84-test, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4015

BID: 46084

OSVDB: 70740

RHSA: 2011:0198