Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.4 vulnerabilities (USN-2772-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86416


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


Josh Kupershmidt discovered the pgCrypto extension could expose several bytes of server memory if the crypt() function was provided a too-short salt. An attacker could use this flaw to read private data.

Oskari Saarenmaa discovered that the json and jsonb handlers could exhaust available stack space. An attacker could use this flaw to perform a denial of service attack. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-5289).

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: 86416

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2772-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/16

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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:15.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5288, CVE-2015-5289

OSVDB: 128634, 128635

USN: 2772-1