Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3, postgresql-9.5 vulnerabilities (USN-3066-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93047
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
DescriptionHeikki Linnakangas discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled
certain nested CASE/WHEN expressions. A remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to cause PostgreSQL to crash, resulting in a denial of
Nathan Bossart discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled special
characters in database and role names. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2016-5424).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.3 and / or