Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql93 (ALAS-2015-485)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81673


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


A stack-buffer overflow flaw was found in PostgreSQL's pgcrypto module. An authenticated database user could use this flaw to cause PostgreSQL to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running PostgreSQL. (CVE-2015-0243)

A flaw was found in way PostgreSQL handled certain errors during that were generated during protocol synchronization. An authenticated database user could use this flaw to inject queries into an existing connection. (CVE-2015-0244)


Run 'yum update postgresql93' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81673

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-485.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/09

Updated: 2020/02/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-plpython, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0243, CVE-2015-0244

ALAS: 2015-485