Debian DSA-3155-1 : postgresql-9.1 - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 81211


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.1, a SQL database system.

- CVE-2014-8161: Information leak A user with limited clearance on a table might have access to information in columns without SELECT rights on through server error messages.

- CVE-2015-0241: Out of boundaries read/write The function to_char() might read/write past the end of a buffer. This might crash the server when a formatting template is processed.

- CVE-2015-0243: Buffer overruns in contrib/pgcrypto The pgcrypto module is vulnerable to stack buffer overrun that might crash the server.

- CVE-2015-0244: SQL command injection Emil Lenngren reported that an attacker can inject SQL commands when the synchronization between client and server is lost.


Upgrade the postgresql-9.1 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 9.1.15-0+deb7u1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 9.1.14-0+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81211

File Name: debian_DSA-3155.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/09

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-9.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8161, CVE-2015-0241, CVE-2015-0243, CVE-2015-0244

DSA: 3155