Debian DSA-3476-1 : postgresql-9.4 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 88727


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.4, a SQL database system.

- CVE-2016-0766 A privilege escalation vulnerability for users of PL/Java was discovered. Certain custom configuration settings (GUCs) for PL/Java will now be modifiable only by the database superuser to mitigate this issue.

- CVE-2016-0773 Tom Lane and Greg Stark discovered a flaw in the way PostgreSQL processes specially crafted regular expressions. Very large character ranges in bracket expressions could cause infinite loops or memory overwrites. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or, potentially, to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the postgresql-9.4 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 9.4.6-0+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88727

File Name: debian_DSA-3476.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/15/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-9.4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/13/2016

Reference Information

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

DSA: 3476