Debian DLA-152-1 : postgresql-8.4 update

High Nessus Plugin ID 82135


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in PostgreSQL, a relational database server system. The 8.4 branch is EOLed upstream, but still present in Debian squeeze. This new LTS minor version contains the fixes that were applied upstream to the 9.0.19 version, backported to 8.4.22 which was the last version officially released by the PostgreSQL developers. This LTS effort for squeeze-lts is a community project sponsored by credativ GmbH.

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.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82135

File Name: debian_DLA-152.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

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:libecpg-compat3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libecpg-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libecpg6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpgtypes3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpq-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpq5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-8.4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-client, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-client-8.4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-contrib-8.4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-doc-8.4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-plperl-8.4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-plpython-8.4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-pltcl-8.4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-server-dev-8.4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 2015/02/12

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