Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89098


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


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.

If the postgresql service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89098

File Name: sl_20160302_postgresql_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/03

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0773