PostgreSQL 8.3 < 8.3.19 / 8.4 < 8.4.12 / 9.0 < 9.0.8 / 9.1 < 9.1.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 63353


The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of PostgreSQL installed on the remote host is 8.3.x prior to 8.3.19, 8.4.x prior to 8.4.12, 9.0.x prior to 9.0.8, or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.4. As such, it is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Passwords containing the byte 0x80 passed to the crypt() function in pgcrypto are incorrectly truncated if DES encryption was used. (CVE-2012-2143)

- SECURITY_DEFINER and SET attributes on procedural call handlers are not ignored and can be used to crash the server. (CVE-2012-2655)


Upgrade to PostgreSQL 8.3.19 / 8.4.12 / 9.0.8 / 9.1.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63353

File Name: postgresql_20120604.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Family: Databases

Published: 12/28/2012

Updated: 4/4/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-2143


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/30/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/31/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2143, CVE-2012-2655

BID: 53729, 53812