FreeBSD : PostgreSQL -- Security Fixes for Regular Expressions, PL/Java. (e8b6605b-d29f-11e5-8458-6cc21735f730)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88731


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


PostgreSQL project reports :

Security Fixes for Regular Expressions, PL/Java

- CVE-2016-0773: This release closes security hole CVE-2016-0773, an issue with regular expression (regex) parsing. Prior code allowed users to pass in expressions which included out-of-range Unicode characters, triggering a backend crash. This issue is critical for PostgreSQL systems with untrusted users or which generate regexes based on user input.

- CVE-2016-0766: The update also fixes CVE-2016-0766, a privilege escalation issue for users of PL/Java. Certain custom configuration settings (GUCS) for PL/Java will now be modifiable only by the database superuser


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88731

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e8b6605bd29f11e584586cc21735f730.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/02/15

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

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


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:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql91-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql92-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql93-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql94-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql95-server, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/08

Reference Information

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