Debian DSA-3646-1 : postgresql-9.4 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92875


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.4, a SQL database system.

- CVE-2016-5423 Karthikeyan Jambu Rajaraman discovered that nested CASE-WHEN expressions are not properly evaluated, potentially leading to a crash or allowing to disclose portions of server memory.

- CVE-2016-5424 Nathan Bossart discovered that special characters in database and role names are not properly handled, potentially leading to the execution of commands with superuser privileges, when a superuser executes pg_dumpall or other routine maintenance operations.


Upgrade the postgresql-9.4 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 9.4.9-0+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92875

File Name: debian_DSA-3646.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/12

Modified: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:postgresql-9.4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5423, CVE-2016-5424

DSA: 3646