Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20150330)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82469

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An information leak flaw was found in the way the PostgreSQL database server handled certain error messages. An authenticated database user could possibly obtain the results of a query they did not have privileges to execute by observing the constraint violation error messages produced when the query was executed. (CVE-2014-8161)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL handled certain numeric formatting. An authenticated database user could use a specially crafted timestamp formatting template to cause PostgreSQL to crash or, under certain conditions, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running PostgreSQL. (CVE-2015-0241)

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

If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6566d786

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82469

File Name: sl_20150330_postgresql_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/31

Updated: 2020/02/25

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:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-plperl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-plpython, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-test, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-upgrade, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/27

Reference Information

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