Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL7.x srpm/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86992


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.

A stack overflow flaw was discovered in the way the PostgreSQL core server processed certain JSON or JSONB input. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this flaw to crash the server backend by sending specially crafted JSON or JSONB input. (CVE-2015-5289)

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: 86992

File Name: sl_20151119_postgresql_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/20

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: 2015/11/19

Reference Information

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