PostgreSQL DBLink functions privilege escalation

postgresql-dblink-privilege-escalation (39500) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

PostgreSQL could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by an unspecified vulnerability when DBLink functions are combined with local trust or ident authentication. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using unknown attack vectors to gain superuser privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to the PostgreSQL Web site 2008-01-07 Cumulative Security Update Release for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • HP Security Bulletin HPSBTU02325 SSRT080006 rev.1: HP Internet Express for Tru64 UNIX running PostgreSQL, Arbitrary Code Execution, Privilege Elevation, or Denial of Service (DoS).
  • PostgreSQL Web site: 2008-01-07 Cumulative Security Update Release.
  • PostgreSQL Web Site: Security Information.
  • Sun Alert ID: 103197: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL Shipped with Solaris 10 May Allow Elevation of Privileges or Denial of Service (DoS).
  • ASA-2008-025: PostgreSQL security update (RHSA-2008-0039)
  • ASA-2008-033: PostgreSQL security update (RHSA-2008-0038)
  • ASA-2008-046: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL Shipped with Solaris 10 May Allow Elevation of Privileges or Denial of Service (DoS) (Sun 103197)
  • ASA-2008-052: postgresql security update (RHSA-2008-0040)
  • ASA-2008-074: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL Shipped with Solaris 10 May Allow Elevation of Privileges or Denial of Service (DoS) (Sun 200559)
  • BID-27163: PostgreSQL Multiple Privilege Escalation and Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • BID-37333: PostgreSQL Index Function Session State Modification Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • BID-37334: PostgreSQL NULL Character CA SSL Certificate Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-6601: The DBLink module in PostgreSQL 8.2 before 8.2.6, 8.1 before 8.1.11, 8.0 before 8.0.15, 7.4 before 7.4.19, and 7.3 before 7.3.21, when local trust or ident authentication is used, allows remote attackers to gain privileges via unspecified vectors. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-3278.
  • DSA-1460: postgresql-8.1 -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1463: postgresql-7.4 -- several vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200801-15: PostgreSQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2008:004: Updated postgresql packages fix denial of service and privilege escalation issues
  • RHSA-2008-0038: Moderate: postgresql security update
  • RHSA-2008-0039: Moderate: postgresql security update
  • RHSA-2008-0040: Moderate: postgresql security update
  • SA28359: PostgreSQL Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA28437: Sun Solaris 10 PostgreSQL Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA29638: HP Internet Express for Tru64 UNIX Multiple PostgreSQL Vulnerabilities
  • SA37663: PostgreSQL SSL Certificate Processing and Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019157: PostgreSQL Bugs Let Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service and Obtain Elevated Privileges
  • SUSE-SA:2008:005: PostgreSQL security problems

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • HP Internet Express 6.6
  • HP Internet Express 6.7
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.10
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.11
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.12
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.13
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.14
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.15
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.16
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.19
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.6
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.8
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.3.9
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.10
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.11
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.12
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.13
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.14
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.16
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.17
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.5
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.6
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.7
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.8
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 7.4.9
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.11
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.13
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.317
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.5
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.7
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.8
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.0.9
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.1
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.5
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.7
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.8
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.1.9
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.2.2
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.2.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.2.4
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.3
  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 8.4
  • RedHat Application Stack v1 for EL AS 4
  • RedHat Application Stack v1 for EL ES 4
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.6.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.6.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.1.z EUS
  • RedHat RHEL Application Stack 2
  • Sun Solaris 10 x86
  • Sun Solaris 10 SPARC
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server x64 Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 11 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 11 Server x64 Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux FUJI
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Multimedia
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Personal
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Hosting Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Workgroup Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0

Reported:

Jan 06, 2008

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