RHEL 6 : postgresql (RHSA-2015:2081)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86929


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated postgresql packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system (DBMS).

A memory leak error was discovered in the crypt() function of the pgCrypto extension. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this flaw to disclose a limited amount of the server memory.

All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86929

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-2081.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/19

Modified: 2017/01/06

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-plperl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-plpython, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:postgresql-test, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5288

OSVDB: 128635

RHSA: 2015:2081