Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql92 / postgresql93,postgresql94 (ALAS-2015-609)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86771

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in json parsing in PostgreSQL before 9.3.x before 9.3.10 and 9.4.x before 9.4.5 allow attackers to cause a denial of service (server crash) via unspecified vectors, which are not properly handled in (1) json or (2) jsonb values.
(CVE-2015-5289)

The crypt function in contrib/pgcrypto in PostgreSQL before 9.0.23, 9.1.x before 9.1.19, 9.2.x before 9.2.14, 9.3.x before 9.3.10, and 9.4.x before 9.4.5 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (server crash) or read arbitrary server memory via a 'too-short' salt.
(CVE-2015-5288)

Solution

Run 'yum update postgresql92' to update your system.

Run 'yum update postgresql93' to update your system.

Run 'yum update postgresql94' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-609.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86771

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-609.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/06

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-plpython26, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-plpython27, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-server-compat, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql92-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-plpython26, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-plpython27, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql93-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-plpython26, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-plpython27, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql94-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/05

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2015-609