Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1 vulnerabilities (USN-1789-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65818

Synopsis

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

Description

Mitsumasa Kondo and Kyotaro Horiguchi discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain connection requests containing database names starting with a dash. A remote attacker could use this flaw to damage or destroy files within a server's data directory. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.10.
(CVE-2013-1899)

Marko Kreen discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly generated random numbers. An authenticated attacker could use this flaw to possibly guess another database user's random numbers. (CVE-2013-1900)

Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain privilege checks. An unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to possibly interfere with in-progress backups. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.10. (CVE-2013-1901).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4 and / or postgresql-9.1 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1789-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65818

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1789-1.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/04/05

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-8.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/04/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1899, CVE-2013-1900, CVE-2013-1901

BID: 58876, 58878, 58879

USN: 1789-1