Scientific Linux Security Update : postgresql on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95856


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security


The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
postgresql (9.2.18).

Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL server handled
certain SQL statements containing CASE/WHEN commands. A
remote, authenticated attacker could use a specially
crafted SQL statement to cause PostgreSQL to crash or
disclose a few bytes of server memory or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5423)

- A flaw was found in the way PostgreSQL client programs
handled database and role names containing newlines,
carriage returns, double quotes, or backslashes. By
crafting such an object name, roles with the CREATEDB or
CREATEROLE option could escalate their privileges to
superuser when a superuser next executes maintenance
with a vulnerable client program. (CVE-2016-5424)

Additional Changes :


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95856

File Name: sl_20161103_postgresql_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2018/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

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