Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : postgresql-8.4, postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.4 vulnerabilities (USN-2499-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81314

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Stephen Frost discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly displayed certain values in error messages. An authenticated user could gain access to seeing certain values, contrary to expected permissions.
(CVE-2014-8161)

Andres Freund, Peter Geoghegan and Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled buffers in to_char functions. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0241)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled memory in the pgcrypto extension. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0243)

Emil Lenngren discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled extended protocol message reading. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly inject query messages. (CVE-2015-0244).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2499-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81314

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2499-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/12

Updated: 2020/09/22

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-8.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/27

Reference Information

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

BID: 72538, 72540, 72542, 72543

USN: 2499-1