Debian Security Advisory DSA 3269-1 (postgresql-9.1 - security update)

Published: 2015-05-21 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
postgresql-9.1 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 9.1.16-0+deb7u1. For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 9.1.16-0+deb8u1. (Jessie contains a reduced postgresql-9.1 Linux Distribution Package, only CVE-2015-3166 is fixed in the produced binary Linux Distribution Package postgresql-plperl-9.1. We recommend to upgrade to postgresql-9.4 to get the full set of fixes. See the Jessie release notes for details.) The testing distribution (stretch) and the unstable distribution (sid) do not contain the postgresql-9.1 Linux Distribution Package. We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql-9.1 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.1, a SQL database system. CVE-2015-3165 (Remote crash) SSL clients disconnecting just before the authentication timeout expires can cause the server to crash. CVE-2015-3166 (Information exposure) The replacement implementation of snprintf() failed to check for errors reported by the underlying system library calls, the main case that might be missed is out-of-memory situations. In the worst case this might lead to information exposure. CVE-2015-3167 (Possible side-channel key exposure) In contrib/pgcrypto, some cases of decryption with an incorrect key could report other error message texts. Fix by using a one-size-fits-all message.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-3165
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-3166
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-3167

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3269.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0
Published
2015-05-21
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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