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Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2015-556

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Insight

Insight

A double-free flaw was found in the connection handling. An unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw to crash the PostgreSQL back end by disconnecting at approximately the same time as the authentication time out is triggered. (CVE-2015-3165 )It was discovered that PostgreSQL did not properly check the return values of certain standard library functions. If the system is in a state that would cause the standard library functions to fail, for example memory exhaustion, an authenticated user could exploit this flaw to disclose partial memory contents or cause the GSSAPI authentication to use an incorrect keytab file. (CVE-2015-3166 )It was discovered that the pgcrypto module could return different error messages when decrypting certain data with an incorrect key. This can help an authenticated user to launch a possible cryptographic attack, although no suitable attack is currently known. (CVE-2015-3167 )

Solution

Solution

Run yum update postgresql8 to update your system.

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