FreeBSD : PostgreSQL -- Denial-of-Service and Code Injection Vulnerabilities (ca16fd0b-5fd1-11e6-a6f2-6cc21735f730)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92929


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


PostgreSQL project reports :

Security Fixes nested CASE expressions + database and role names with embedded special characters

- CVE-2016-5423: certain nested CASE expressions can cause the server to crash.

- CVE-2016-5424: database and role names with embedded special characters can allow code injection during administrative operations like pg_dumpall.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92929

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ca16fd0b5fd111e6a6f26cc21735f730.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/12

Modified: 2017/05/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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


Base Score: 8.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql91-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql92-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql93-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql94-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postgresql95-server, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Reference Information

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