Scientific Linux Security Update : perl-DBD-Pg on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61372
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionPerl 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.