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Vulnerability Assessment Details

PostgreSQL insecure temporary file creation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to log into the remote PostgreSQL daemon

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote PostgreSQL server, according to its version number, is vulnerable
to an unspecified insecure temporary file creation flaw, which may permit
a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of
the application.

Solution : Upgrade to newer version of this software.
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 11295

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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