Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89099

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?8577807f

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89099

File Name: sl_20160302_postgresql_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/03

Updated: 2018/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

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