Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86939


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

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: 86939

File Name: sl_20151118_postgresql_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/19

Modified: 2016/02/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5288