PostgreSQL 7.4 < 7.4.29 / 8.0 < 8.0.25 / 8.1 < 8.1.21 / 8.2 < 8.2.17 / 8.3 < 8.3.11 / 8.4 < 8.4.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 63349
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The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of PostgreSQL installed on the remote host is 7.4 prior to 7.4.29, 8.0 prior to 8.0.25, 8.1 prior to 8.1.21, 8.2 prior to 8.2.17, 8.3 prior to 8.3.11 or 8.4 prior to 8.4.4. As such, it is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A vulnerability in and PL/Perl can allow an authenticated user to run arbitrary Perl code on the database server if PL/Perl is installed and enabled.

- Insecure permissions on the pltcl_modules table could allow an authenticated user to run arbitrary Tcl code on the database server if PL/Tcl is installed and enabled. (CVE-2010-1170)

- An unprivileged database user can remove superuser-only settings that were applied to the user's account with ALTER USER by a superuser thus bypassing settings that should be enforced. (CVE-2010-1975)


Upgrade to PostgreSQL 7.4.29 / 8.0.25 / 8.1.21 / 8.2.17 / 8.3.11 / 8.4.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63349

File Name: postgresql_20100517.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Family: Databases

Published: 12/28/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: postgresql_version.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/14/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/14/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1169, CVE-2010-1170, CVE-2010-1975

BID: 40215, 40304