Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postgresql (MDVSA-2012:092)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59518

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VPR Score: 5.8


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in postgresql :

Fix incorrect password transformation in contrib/pgcrypto's DES crypt() function (Solar Designer). If a password string contained the byte value 0x80, the remainder of the password was ignored, causing the password to be much weaker than it appeared. With this fix, the rest of the string is properly included in the DES hash. Any stored password values that are affected by this bug will thus no longer match, so the stored values may need to be updated (CVE-2012-2143).

Ignore SECURITY DEFINER and SET attributes for a procedural language's call handler (Tom Lane). Applying such attributes to a call handler could crash the server (CVE-2012-2655).

This advisory provides the latest versions of PostgreSQL that is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59518

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-092.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/15

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ecpg8.4_6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ecpg9.0_6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pq8.4_5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pq9.0_5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libecpg8.4_6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libecpg9.0_6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpq8.4_5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpq9.0_5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4-contrib, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4-pl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4-plperl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4-plpgsql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4-plpython, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql8.4-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0-contrib, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0-pl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0-plperl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0-plpgsql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0-plpython, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postgresql9.0-server, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0866, CVE-2012-2143, CVE-2012-2655

BID: 53729, 53812

MDVSA: 2012:092