Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.4 vulnerabilities (USN-2894-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88712
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-0773)

It was discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled certain configuration settings (GUCS) for users of PL/Java. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2016-0766).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3 and / or postgresql-9.4 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2894-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88712

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2894-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/12/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/17/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0766, CVE-2016-0773

USN: 2894-1