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CVE-2007-3278 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  06/19/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/01/2008)

Red Hat does not consider this do be a security issue. dblink is disabled in default configuration of PostgreSQL packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 2.1, 3, 4 and 5, and it is a configuration decision whether to grant local users arbitrary access. Fixes to correct this bug were included in PostgreSQL updates: http:rhn.redhat.comcveCVE-2007-3278.html

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01420154
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-15.xml
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103197-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-200559-1
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1460
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1463
http://www.leidecker.info/pgshell/Having_Fun_With_PostgreSQL.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:188
http://www.portcullis.co.uk/uplds/whitepapers/Having_Fun_With_PostgreSQL.pdf
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0038.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0039.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0040.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/471541/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/471644/100/0/threaded
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0109
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1071/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/35142
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10334
https://usn.ubuntu.com/568-1/

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10334
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10334

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3278
NVD Published Date:
06/19/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/16/2018