Oracle Linux 7 : postgresql (ELSA-2016-0346)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89094


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0346 :

Updated postgresql packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system (DBMS).

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the PostgreSQL handling code for regular expressions. A remote attacker could use a specially crafted regular expression to cause PostgreSQL to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Red Hat would like to thank PostgreSQL upstream for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Tom Lane and Greg Stark as the original reporters.

This update upgrades PostgreSQL to version 9.2.15. Refer to the Release Notes linked to in the References section for a detailed list of changes since the previous version.

All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.


Update the affected postgresql packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89094

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0346.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/03

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-plperl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-plpython, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-test, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:postgresql-upgrade, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0773

OSVDB: 134458

RHSA: 2016:0346