SUSE SLED10 / SLES10 Security Update : PostgreSQL (SUSE-SU-2012:1336-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83561
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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

PostgreSQL was updated to the latest stable release 8.1.23, fixing various bugs and security issues.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- CVE-2012-3488: This update fixes arbitrary read and write of files via XSL functionality.

- CVE-2012-2655: postgresql: denial of service (stack exhaustion) via specially crafted SQL.

- CVE-2011-2483: crypt_blowfish was mishandling 8 bit characters.

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

Solution

Update the affected PostgreSQL packages

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d6a8ab54

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-3488.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-3489.html

https://bugzilla.novell.com/700876

https://bugzilla.novell.com/765069

https://bugzilla.novell.com/770193

https://bugzilla.novell.com/776523

http://www.nessus.org/u?9cf9ff4f

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83561

File Name: suse_SU-2012-1336-1.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql-pl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql-server, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2483, CVE-2012-2655, CVE-2012-3488, CVE-2012-3489

BID: 49241, 53812, 55072, 55074