PostgreSQL 8.3 < 8.3.20 / 8.4 < 8.4.13 / 9.0 < 9.0.9 / 9.1 < 9.1.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63354
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Synopsis

The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of PostgreSQL installed on the remote host is 8.3.x prior to 8.3.20, 8.4.x prior to 8.4.13, 9.0.x prior to 9.0.9, or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.5. It therefore is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw in contrib/xml2's xslt_process can be used to read and write arbitrary files. (CVE-2012-3488)

- An xml_parse() DTD validation flaw can be used to read arbitrary files. (CVE-2012-3489)

Solution

Upgrade to PostgreSQL 8.3.20 / 8.4.13 / 9.0.9 / 9.1.5 or later.

See Also

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1407/

https://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/release-8-3-20.html

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release-8-4-13.html

https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.0/release-9-0-9.html

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/release-9-1-5.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63354

File Name: postgresql_20120817.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 12/28/2012

Updated: 12/4/2019

Dependencies: postgresql_version.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-3488

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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: 8/17/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/17/2012

Reference Information

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

BID: 55072, 55074