Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1 vulnerabilities (USN-1542-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61607
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Peter Eisentraut discovered that the XSLT functionality in the optional XML2 extension would allow unprivileged database users to both read and write data with the privileges of the database server.
(CVE-2012-3488)

Noah Misch and Tom Lane discovered that the XML functionality in the optional XML2 extension would allow unprivileged database users to read data with the privileges of the database server. (CVE-2012-3489).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 and / or postgresql-9.1 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1542-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61607

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1542-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/21/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/3/2012

Reference Information

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

BID: 55072, 55074

USN: 1542-1