PostgreSQL 'postmaster' Connection Saturation DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3363

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

Description

The remote host is running PostgreSQL, an open source relational database. This version is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) flaw. Specifically, an attacker initiating multiple connections to the 'postmaster' service may be able to cause the service to fail. This can lead to a loss of availability.

Solution

Upgrade to version 8.0.6, 8.1.2 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3363

File Name: 3363.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2006/01/11

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 8704

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0105

BID: 16201

OSVDB: 22349