Amazon Linux AMI : postgresql8 (ALAS-2016-689)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90631

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

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.

Solution

Run 'yum update postgresql8' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-689.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90631

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-689.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/22

Updated: 2018/04/18

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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-contrib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-plperl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-plpython, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-pltcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:postgresql8-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0773

ALAS: 2016-689