Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.4 vulnerabilities (USN-2621-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83862


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Benkocs Norbert Attila discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled authentication timeouts. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause the unauthenticated session to crash, possibly leading to a security issue. (CVE-2015-3165)

Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain standard library function return values, possibly leading to security issues. (CVE-2015-3166)

Noah Misch discovered that the pgcrypto function could return different error messages when decrypting using an incorrect key, possibly leading to a security issue. (CVE-2015-3167).

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


Update the affected postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3 and / or postgresql-9.4 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83862

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2621-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/27

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3165, CVE-2015-3166, CVE-2015-3167

BID: 74787, 74789, 74790

OSVDB: 122456, 122457, 122458

USN: 2621-1