Executive Summary

Summary
Titlepostgresql security update
Informations
NameRHSA-2008:0039First vendor Publication2008-01-11
VendorRedHatLast vendor Modification2008-01-11
Severity (Vendor) ModerateRevision01

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score7.2Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Problem Description:

Updated postgresql packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system
(DBMS). The postgresql packages include the client programs and libraries
needed to access a PostgreSQL DBMS server.

A privilege escalation flaw was discovered in PostgreSQL. An authenticated
attacker could create an index function that would be executed with
administrator privileges during database maintenance tasks, such as
database vacuuming. (CVE-2007-6600)

A privilege escalation flaw was discovered in PostgreSQL's Database Link
library (dblink). An authenticated attacker could use dblink to possibly
escalate privileges on systems with "trust" or "ident" authentication
configured. Please note that dblink functionality is not enabled by
default, and can only by enabled by a database administrator on systems
with the postgresql-contrib package installed.
(CVE-2007-3278, CVE-2007-6601)

All postgresql users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
include PostgreSQL 7.3.21 and resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

309141 - CVE-2007-3278 dblink allows proxying of database connections via 127.0.0.1
427127 - CVE-2007-6600 PostgreSQL privilege escalation
427128 - CVE-2007-6601 PostgreSQL privilege escalation via dblink

Original Source

Url : https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0039.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

idName
CWE-264Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
CWE-287Improper Authentication

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10334
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10334
Title: PostgreSQL 8.1 and probably later versions, when local trust authentication is enabled and the Database Link library (dblink) is installed, allows remote attackers to access arbitrary accounts and execute arbitrary SQL queries via a dblink host parameter that proxies the connection from 127.0.0.1.
Description: PostgreSQL 8.1 and probably later versions, when local trust authentication is enabled and the Database Link library (dblink) is installed, allows remote attackers to access arbitrary accounts and execute arbitrary SQL queries via a dblink host parameter that proxies the connection from 127.0.0.1.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2007-3278
Version: 5
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
CentOS Linux 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
CentOS Linux 4
Oracle Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
CentOS Linux 5
Oracle Linux 5
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10493
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10493
Title: 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 uses superuser privileges instead of table owner privileges for (1) VACUUM and (2) ANALYZE operations within index functions, and supports (3) SET ROLE and (4) SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION within index functions, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges.
Description: 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 uses superuser privileges instead of table owner privileges for (1) VACUUM and (2) ANALYZE operations within index functions, and supports (3) SET ROLE and (4) SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION within index functions, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2007-6600
Version: 5
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
CentOS Linux 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
CentOS Linux 4
Oracle Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
CentOS Linux 5
Oracle Linux 5
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11127
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11127
Title: 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.
Description: 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.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2007-6601
Version: 5
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
CentOS Linux 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
CentOS Linux 4
Oracle Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
CentOS Linux 5
Oracle Linux 5
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21738
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21738
Title: ELSA-2008:0038: postgresql security update (Moderate)
Description: 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.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2008:0038-01
CVE-2007-3278
CVE-2007-4769
CVE-2007-4772
CVE-2007-6067
CVE-2007-6600
CVE-2007-6601
Version: 26
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 5
Oracle Linux 4
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application72

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2011-08-09Name : CentOS Update for postgresql CESA-2009:1484 centos4 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2009_1484_postgresql_centos4_i386.nasl
2011-08-09Name : CentOS Update for postgresql CESA-2009:1484 centos5 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2009_1484_postgresql_centos5_i386.nasl
2011-08-09Name : CentOS Update for rh-postgresql CESA-2009:1485 centos3 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2009_1485_rh-postgresql_centos3_i386.nasl
2009-12-30Name : FreeBSD Ports: postgresql-client, postgresql-server
File : nvt/freebsd_postgresql-client.nasl
2009-12-14Name : Mandriva Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:251-1 (postgresql8.2)
File : nvt/mdksa_2009_251_1.nasl
2009-10-13Name : CentOS Security Advisory CESA-2009:1484 (postgresql)
File : nvt/ovcesa2009_1484.nasl
2009-10-13Name : CentOS Security Advisory CESA-2009:1485 (postgresql)
File : nvt/ovcesa2009_1485.nasl
2009-10-13Name : RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1484
File : nvt/RHSA_2009_1484.nasl
2009-10-13Name : RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1485
File : nvt/RHSA_2009_1485.nasl
2009-10-13Name : SLES10: Security update for PostgreSQL
File : nvt/sles10_postgresql1.nasl
2009-10-10Name : SLES9: Security update for postgresql
File : nvt/sles9p5021809.nasl
2009-09-28Name : RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1461
File : nvt/RHSA_2009_1461.nasl
2009-09-28Name : Ubuntu USN-834-1 (postgresql-8.3)
File : nvt/ubuntu_834_1.nasl
2009-09-15Name : Fedora Core 11 FEDORA-2009-9473 (postgresql)
File : nvt/fcore_2009_9473.nasl
2009-09-15Name : Fedora Core 10 FEDORA-2009-9474 (postgresql)
File : nvt/fcore_2009_9474.nasl
2009-04-09Name : Mandriva Update for postgresql MDVSA-2008:004 (postgresql)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2008_004.nasl
2009-04-09Name : Mandriva Update for postgresql MDKSA-2007:188 (postgresql)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDKSA_2007_188.nasl
2009-03-23Name : Ubuntu Update for postgresql vulnerabilities USN-568-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_568_1.nasl
2009-03-06Name : RedHat Update for postgresql RHSA-2008:0039-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2008_0039-01_postgresql.nasl
2009-03-06Name : RedHat Update for postgresql RHSA-2008:0038-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2008_0038-01_postgresql.nasl
2009-02-27Name : CentOS Update for postgresql CESA-2008:0038 centos4 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2008_0038_postgresql_centos4_i386.nasl
2009-02-27Name : CentOS Update for postgresql CESA-2008:0038 centos4 x86_64
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2008_0038_postgresql_centos4_x86_64.nasl
2009-02-27Name : CentOS Update for rh-postgresql CESA-2008:0039 centos3 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2008_0039_rh-postgresql_centos3_i386.nasl
2009-02-27Name : CentOS Update for rh-postgresql CESA-2008:0039 centos3 x86_64
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2008_0039_rh-postgresql_centos3_x86_64.nasl
2009-02-17Name : Fedora Update for postgresql FEDORA-2008-0478
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_0478_postgresql_fc8.nasl
2009-02-17Name : Fedora Update for postgresql FEDORA-2008-0552
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_0552_postgresql_fc7.nasl
2009-01-23Name : SuSE Update for postgresql SUSE-SA:2008:005
File : nvt/gb_suse_2008_005.nasl
2008-09-24Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200801-15 (postgresql)
File : nvt/glsa_200801_15.nasl
2008-09-04Name : FreeBSD Ports: postgresql, postgresql-server
File : nvt/freebsd_postgresql4.nasl
2008-01-31Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 1460-1 (postgresql-8.1)
File : nvt/deb_1460_1.nasl
2008-01-31Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 1463-1 (postgresql-7.4)
File : nvt/deb_1463_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
40904PostgreSQL Multiple Operation Remote Privilege Escalation
40903PostgreSQL DBLink Module Unspecified Remote Privilege Escalation
40899PostgreSQL dblink host Variable Crafted Localhost Proxy Remote Privilege Esca...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0038.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0039.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-1484.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-1485.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20080111_postgresql_on_SL3_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20091007_postgresql_on_SL3_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-01-06Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2009-1484.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-12-17Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
File : freebsd_pkg_e7bc5600eaa011debd9c00215c6a37bb.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-12-16Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2009-333.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-08Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2009-1484.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-08Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2009-1485.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-08Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2009-1485.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-02Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2009-251.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-24Name : The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse9_12065.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-22Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-834-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-14Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2009-9473.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-09-14Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2009-9474.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-04-23Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2008-004.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-04-28Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
File : freebsd_pkg_51436b4c125011ddbab70016179b2dd5.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-02-11Name : The remote SuSE system is missing the security patch postgresql-4955
File : suse_postgresql-4955.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-02-06Name : The remote SuSE system is missing the security patch postgresql-4958
File : suse_postgresql-4958.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-02-06Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_postgresql-4962.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-29Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200801-15.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-15Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1463.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-15Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-568-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-14Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1460.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-14Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-0478.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-14Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-0552.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-14Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2008-0038.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-14Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2008-0039.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-14Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2008-0038.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-01-14Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2008-0039.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-09-26Name : The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandrake_MDKSA-2007-188.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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