Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL7.x srpm/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86992
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.