Oracle Linux 5 : postgresql84 (ELSA-2010-0430)

high Nessus Plugin ID 68045
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0430 :

Updated postgresql84 packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system (DBMS). PL/Perl and PL/Tcl allow users to write PostgreSQL functions in the Perl and Tcl languages, and are installed in trusted mode by default. In trusted mode, certain operations, such as operating system level access, are restricted.

A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL enforced permission checks on scripts written in PL/Perl. If the PL/Perl procedural language was registered on a particular database, an authenticated database user running a specially crafted PL/Perl script could use this flaw to bypass intended PL/Perl trusted mode restrictions, allowing them to run arbitrary Perl scripts with the privileges of the database server.
(CVE-2010-1169)

Red Hat would like to thank Tim Bunce for responsibly reporting the CVE-2010-1169 flaw.

A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL enforced permission checks on scripts written in PL/Tcl. If the PL/Tcl procedural language was registered on a particular database, an authenticated database user running a specially crafted PL/Tcl script could use this flaw to bypass intended PL/Tcl trusted mode restrictions, allowing them to run arbitrary Tcl scripts with the privileges of the database server.
(CVE-2010-1170)

These packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.4.4. Refer to the PostgreSQL Release Notes for a list of changes :

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release.html

All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.

Solution

Update the affected postgresql84 packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-May/001476.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68045

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0430.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-contrib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-docs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-plperl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-plpython, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-python, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-tcl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql84-test, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/20/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/19/2010

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2010:0430