GLSA-201209-24 : PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62380

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-24 (PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PostgreSQL. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could spoof SSL connections. Furthermore, a remote authenticated attacker could cause a Denial of Service, read and write arbitrary files, inject SQL commands into dump scripts, or bypass database restrictions to execute database functions.
A context-dependent attacker could more easily obtain access via authentication attempts with an initial substring of the intended password.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All PostgreSQL 9.1 server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/postgresql-server-9.1.5' All PostgreSQL 9.0 server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/postgresql-server-9.0.9' All PostgreSQL 8.4 server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/postgresql-server-8.4.13' All PostgreSQL 8.3 server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/postgresql-server-8.3.20'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201209-24

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62380

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201209-24.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/29

Updated: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:postgresql-server, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0866, CVE-2012-0867, CVE-2012-0868, CVE-2012-2143, CVE-2012-2655, CVE-2012-3488, CVE-2012-3489

BID: 52188, 53729, 53812, 55072, 55074

GLSA: 201209-24