Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql9 (ALAS-2012-121)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69611
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


The libxslt support in contrib/xml2 in PostgreSQL 8.3 before 8.3.20, 8.4 before 8.4.13, 9.0 before 9.0.9, and 9.1 before 9.1.5 does not properly restrict access to files and URLs, which allows remote authenticated users to modify data, obtain sensitive information, or trigger outbound traffic to arbitrary external hosts by leveraging (1) stylesheet commands that are permitted by the libxslt security options or (2) an xslt_process feature, related to an XML External Entity (aka XXE) issue.


Run 'yum update postgresql9' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69611

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-121.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-contrib:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-docs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-libs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-plperl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-plpython:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-pltcl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-server:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:postgresql9-test:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3488

ALAS: 2012-121