SuSE 11.2 Security Update : PostgreSQL (SAT Patch Number 7340)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65683


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


PostgreSQL has been updated to version 8.3.23 which fixes various bugs and one security issue.

The security issue fixed in this release, CVE-2013-0255, allowed a previously authenticated user to crash the server by calling an internal function with invalid arguments. This issue was discovered by independent security researcher Sumit Soni this week and reported via Secunia SVCRP, and we are grateful for their efforts in making PostgreSQL more secure.

More information can be found at


Apply SAT patch number 7340.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65683

File Name: suse_11_postgresql-130213.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/26

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:postgresql-server, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0255