Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql9 (ALAS-2012-91)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69698
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


The crypt_des (aka DES-based crypt) function in FreeBSD before 9.0-RELEASE-p2, as used in PHP, PostgreSQL, and other products, does not process the complete cleartext password if this password contains a 0x80 character, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to obtain access via an authentication attempt with an initial substring of the intended password, as demonstrated by a Unicode password.


Run 'yum update postgresql9' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69698

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-91.nasl

Version: 1.5

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: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/19/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2143

ALAS: 2012-91