PostgreSQL 9.1.x < 9.1.20 / 9.2.x < 9.2.15 / 9.3.x < 9.3.11 / 9.4.x < 9.4.6 / 9.5.x < 9.5.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 88808


The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of PostgreSQL installed on the remote host is 9.1.x prior to 9.1.20, 9.2.x prior to 9.2.15, 9.3.x prior to 9.3.11, 9.4.x prior to 9.4.6, or 9.5.x prior to 9.5.1. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An integer overflow condition exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling regular expressions. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a large Unicode character range in a regular expression, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the init_custom_variable() function that is triggered during the handling of PL/Java. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to gain elevation privileges. (CVE-2016-0766)


Upgrade to PostgreSQL version 9.1.20 / 9.2.15 / 9.3.11 / 9.4.6 / 9.5.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88808

File Name: postgresql_20160215.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Family: Databases

Published: 2016/02/17

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 63346

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/06

Reference Information

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