SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : postgresql94 (SUSE-SU-2016:0677-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 89730


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This update for postgresql94 fixes the following issues :

- Security and bugfix release 9.4.6 :

- *** IMPORTANT *** Users of version 9.4 will need to reindex any jsonb_path_ops indexes they have created, in order to fix a persistent issue with missing index entries.

- Fix infinite loops and buffer-overrun problems in regular expressions (CVE-2016-0773, bsc#966436).

- Fix regular-expression compiler to handle loops of constraint arcs (CVE-2007-4772).

- Prevent certain PL/Java parameters from being set by non-superusers (CVE-2016-0766, bsc#966435).

- Fix many issues in pg_dump with specific object types

- Prevent over-eager pushdown of HAVING clauses for GROUPING SETS

- Fix deparsing error with ON CONFLICT ... WHERE clauses

- Fix tableoid errors for postgres_fdw

- Prevent floating-point exceptions in pgbench

- Make \det search Foreign Table names consistently

- Fix quoting of domain constraint names in pg_dump

- Prevent putting expanded objects into Const nodes

- Allow compile of PL/Java on Windows

- Fix 'unresolved symbol' errors in PL/Python execution

- Allow Python2 and Python3 to be used in the same database

- Add support for Python 3.5 in PL/Python

- Fix issue with subdirectory creation during initdb

- Make pg_ctl report status correctly on Windows

- Suppress confusing error when using pg_receivexlog with older servers

- Multiple documentation corrections and additions

- Fix erroneous hash calculations in gin_extract_jsonb_path()

- For the full release notse, see:

- Security and bugfix release 9.4.5 :

- CVE-2015-5289, bsc#949670: json or jsonb input values constructed from arbitrary user input can crash the PostgreSQL server and cause a denial of service.

- CVE-2015-5288, bsc#949669: The crypt() function included with the optional pgCrypto extension could be exploited to read a few additional bytes of memory. No working exploit for this issue has been developed.

- For the full release notse, see: 4-5.html

- Relax dependency on libpq to major version.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-postgresql94-12440=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-postgresql94-12440=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-postgresql94-12440=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-postgresql94-12440=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89730

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0677-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/08

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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


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: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libecpg6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpq5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94-docs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql94-server, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4772, CVE-2015-5288, CVE-2015-5289, CVE-2016-0766, CVE-2016-0773

BID: 27163

OSVDB: 40905, 128634, 128635, 134458, 134459

CWE: 399