Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60906


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


It was discovered that a user could utilize the features of the PL/Perl andaPL/Tcl languages to modify the behavior of a SECURITY DEFINER functionacreated by a different user. If the PL/Perl or PL/Tcl language was used toaimplement a SECURITY DEFINER function, an authenticated database user couldause a PL/Perl or PL/Tcl script to modify the behavior of that functionaduring subsequent calls in the same session. This would result in theamodified or injected code also being executed with the privileges of theauser who created the SECURITY DEFINER function, possibly leading to privilege escalation.

These updated postgresql packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.4.5.
Refer to the PostgreSQL Release Notes for a list of changes :

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: 60906

File Name: sl_20101123_postgresql_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3433