Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20160302)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89098

Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2016-0773)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?78662ebe

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89098

File Name: sl_20160302_postgresql_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/3/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-contrib, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-docs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-plperl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-plpython, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:postgresql-test, 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: 3/2/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/17/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0773