FreeBSD : PostgreSQL -- multiple privilege issues (42d42090-9a4d-11e3-b029-08002798f6ff)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72612


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


PostgreSQL Project reports :

This update fixes CVE-2014-0060, in which PostgreSQL did not properly enforce the WITH ADMIN OPTION permission for ROLE management. Before this fix, any member of a ROLE was able to grant others access to the same ROLE regardless if the member was given the WITH ADMIN OPTION permission. It also fixes multiple privilege escalation issues, including: CVE-2014-0061, CVE-2014-0062, CVE-2014-0063, CVE-2014-0064, CVE-2014-0065, and CVE-2014-0066. More information on these issues can be found on our security page and the security issue detail wiki page.

With this release, we are also alerting users to a known security hole that allows other users on the same machine to gain access to an operating system account while it is doing 'make check' :
CVE-2014-0067. 'Make check' is normally part of building PostgreSQL from source code. As it is not possible to fix this issue without causing significant issues to our testing infrastructure, a patch will be released separately and publicly. Until then, users are strongly advised not to run 'make check' on machines where untrusted users have accounts.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72612

File Name: freebsd_pkg_42d420909a4d11e3b02908002798f6ff.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/21

Modified: 2015/02/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql-server, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0060, CVE-2014-0061, CVE-2014-0062, CVE-2014-0063, CVE-2014-0064, CVE-2014-0065, CVE-2014-0066, CVE-2014-0067