Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1 vulnerabilities (USN-1461-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59385
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain bytes passed to the crypt() function when using DES encryption. An attacker could use this flaw to incorrectly handle authentication.
(CVE-2012-2143)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled SECURITY DEFINER and SET attributes on procedural call handlers. An attacker could use this flaw to cause PostgreSQL to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2655).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 and / or postgresql-9.1 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1461-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59385

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1461-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/6/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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-9.1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/5/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/5/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2143, CVE-2012-2655

BID: 53729

USN: 1461-1