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CVE-2000-1199 Detail

Description

PostgreSQL stores usernames and passwords in plaintext in (1) pg_shadow and (2) pg_pwd, which allows attackers with sufficient privileges to gain access to databases.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/31/2001

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2000-1199
Original release date:
08/31/2001
Last revised:
12/18/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=95659987018649&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20000423 Postgresql cleartext password storage
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/1139 Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 1139
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/4364 External Source XF postgresql-plaintext-passwords(4364)

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