SUSE SLES12 Security Update : postgresql93 (SUSE-SU-2016:2414-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93806


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for postgresql93 to version 9.3.14 fixes the several issues. These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-5423: CASE/WHEN with inlining can cause untrusted pointer dereference (bsc#993454).

- CVE-2016-5424: Fix client programs' handling of special characters in database and role names (bsc#993453).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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 Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2016-1407=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-1407=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93806

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2414-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/30

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


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:novell:suse_linux:postgresql93, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql93-contrib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql93-contrib-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql93-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql93-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql93-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:postgresql93-server-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/29

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 142811, 142826