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SUSE-SA:2002:038: postgresql Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the postgresql package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2002:038 (postgresql).

The PostgreSQL Object-Relational DBMS was found vulnerable to several
security related buffer overflow problems.
The buffer overflows are located in:
* handling long datetime input
* lpad() and rpad() function with multibyte
* repeat() function
* TZ and SET TIME ZONE environment variables
These bugs could just be exploited by attackers who have access to the
postgresql server to gain the rights postgres user ID .

The PostgreSQL package is not installed by default.
A temporary fix is not known.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply
the update.

Solution :
Threat Level: Medium

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