Scientific Linux Security Update : perl-DBD-Pg on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61372


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


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.


Update the affected perl-DBD-Pg and / or perl-DBD-Pg-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61372

File Name: sl_20120725_perl_DBD_Pg_on_SL5_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: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2012/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1151