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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870832
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for postgresql and postgresql84 RHSA-2012:1263-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'postgresql and postgresql84'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'postgresql and postgresql84'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system
(DBMS).

It was found that the optional PostgreSQL xml2 contrib module allowed local
files and remote URLs to be read and written to with the privileges of the
database server when parsing Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations
(XSLT). An unprivileged database user could use this flaw to read and write
to local files (such as the database's configuration files) and remote URLs
they would otherwise not have access to by issuing a specially-crafted SQL
query. (CVE-2012-3488)

It was found that the 'xml' data type allowed local files and remote URLs
to be read with the privileges of the database server to resolve DTD and
entity references in the provided XML. An unprivileged database user could
use this flaw to read local files they would otherwise not have access to
by issuing a specially-crafted SQL query. Note that the full contents of
the files were not returned, but portions could be displayed to the user
via error messages. (CVE-2012-3489)

Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Peter Eisentraut as the original reporter of
CVE-2012-3488, and Noah Misch as the original reporter of CVE-2012-3489.

These updated packages upgrade PostgreSQL to version 8.4.13. Refer to the
PostgreSQL Release Notes for a list of changes.

All PostgreSQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct these issues. If the postgresql service is running, it will
be automatically restarted after installing this update.

Affected Software/OS:
postgresql and postgresql84 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
4.9

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-3488
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2013/Mar/msg00002.html
BugTraq ID: 55072
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/55072
Debian Security Information: DSA-2534 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2534
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2012:139
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1263
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1263.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1264
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1264.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/50635
http://secunia.com/advisories/50636
http://secunia.com/advisories/50718
http://secunia.com/advisories/50859
http://secunia.com/advisories/50946
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1251 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-09/msg00102.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1288 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-10/msg00013.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1299 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-10/msg00024.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1542-1
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-3489
BugTraq ID: 55074
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/55074
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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