Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60951


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


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.

For Scientific Linux 4, the updated postgresql packages contain a backported patch for this issue; there are no other changes.

For Scientific Linux 5, the updated postgresql packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.1.23, and contain a backported patch for this issue. Refer to the PostgreSQL Release Notes for a full 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: 60951

File Name: sl_20110203_postgresql_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2011/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4015