RHEL 5 / 6 : perl-DBD-Pg (RHSA-2012:1116)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60124
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn updated perl-DBD-Pg package that fixes two security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
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.
Perl DBI is a database access Application Programming Interface (API) for the Perl language. perl-DBD-Pg allows Perl applications to access PostgreSQL database servers.
Two format string flaws were found in perl-DBD-Pg. A specially crafted database warning or error message from a server could cause an application using perl-DBD-Pg to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-1151)
All users of perl-DBD-Pg are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to fix these issues.
Applications using perl-DBD-Pg must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected perl-DBD-Pg and / or perl-DBD-Pg-debuginfo packages.