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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83561


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


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.


Update the affected PostgreSQL packages

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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

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


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