Executive Summary

Name CVE-2016-1255 First vendor Publication 2017-12-05
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2017-12-21

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Overall CVSS Score 7.8
Base Score 7.8 Environmental Score 7.8
impact SubScore 5.9 Temporal Score 7.8
Exploitabality Sub Score 1.8
Attack Vector Local Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High Availability Impact High
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.2 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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The pg_ctlcluster script in postgresql-common package in Debian wheezy before 134wheezy5, in Debian jessie before 165+deb8u2, in Debian unstable before 178, in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS before 129ubuntu1.2, in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS before 154ubuntu1.1, in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS before 173ubuntu0.1, in Ubuntu 17.04 before 179ubuntu0.1, and in Ubuntu 17.10 before 184ubuntu1.1 allows local users to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on a logfile in /var/log/postgresql.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1255

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 184

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2017-11-10 Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
File : ubuntu_USN-3476-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2017-01-03 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security update.
File : debian_DLA-774.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
CONFIRM https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-postgresql/postgresql-common.git/commit/?...
MLIST https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/01/msg00002.html
UBUNTU http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3476-1

Alert History

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 00:49:24
  • Multiple Updates
2017-12-22 00:21:50
  • Multiple Updates
2017-12-05 21:22:19
  • First insertion