Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql8 (ALAS-2013-244)

high Nessus Plugin ID 70906
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


An array index error, leading to a heap-based out-of-bounds buffer read flaw, was found in the way PostgreSQL performed certain error processing using enumeration types. An unprivileged database user could issue a specially crafted SQL query that, when processed by the server component of the PostgreSQL service, would lead to a denial of service (daemon crash) or disclosure of certain portions of server memory. (CVE-2013-0255)

A flaw was found in the way the pgcrypto contrib module of PostgreSQL (re)initialized its internal random number generator. This could lead to random numbers with less bits of entropy being used by certain pgcrypto functions, possibly allowing an attacker to conduct other attacks. (CVE-2013-1900)


Run 'yum update postgresql8' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70906

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-244.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/14/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

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

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: 11/3/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0255, CVE-2013-1900

ALAS: 2013-244

RHSA: 2013:1475