FreeBSD : databases/postgresql*-server -- multiple vulnerabilities (07234e78-e899-11e1-b38d-0023ae8e59f0)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61586


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The PostgreSQL Global Development Group reports :

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group today released security updates for all active branches of the PostgreSQL database system, including versions 9.1.5, 9.0.9, 8.4.13 and 8.3.20. This update patches security holes associated with libxml2 and libxslt, similar to those affecting other open source projects. All users are urged to update their installations at the first available opportunity

Users who are relying on the built-in XML functionality to validate external DTDs will need to implement a workaround, as this security patch disables that functionality. Users who are using xslt_process() to fetch documents or stylesheets from external URLs will no longer be able to do so. The PostgreSQL project regrets the need to disable both of these features in order to maintain our security standards. These security issues with XML are substantially similar to issues patched recently by the Webkit (CVE-2011-1774), XMLsec (CVE-2011-1425) and PHP5 (CVE-2012-0057) projects.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61586

File Name: freebsd_pkg_07234e78e89911e1b38d0023ae8e59f0.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 2012/08/20

Updated: 2018/11/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql-server, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3488, CVE-2012-3489