Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql8 (ALAS-2012-82)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69689

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

The pg_dump utility inserted object names literally into comments in the SQL script it produces. An unprivileged database user could create an object whose name includes a newline followed by a SQL command.
This SQL command might then be executed by a privileged user during later restore of the backup dump, allowing privilege escalation.
(CVE-2012-0868)

When configured to do SSL certificate verification, PostgreSQL only checked the first 31 characters of the certificate's Common Name field. Depending on the configuration, this could allow an attacker to impersonate a server or a client using a certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority issued for a different name. (CVE-2012-0867)

CREATE TRIGGER did not do a permissions check on the trigger function to be called. This could possibly allow an authenticated database user to call a privileged trigger function on data of their choosing.
(CVE-2012-0866)

Solution

Run 'yum update postgresql8' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-82.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69689

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-82.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-plpython, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/23/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0866, CVE-2012-0867, CVE-2012-0868

ALAS: 2012-82

RHSA: 2012:0678