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CVE-2007-3279 Detail

Description

PostgreSQL 8.1 and probably later versions, when the PL/pgSQL (plpgsql) language has been created, grants certain plpgsql privileges to the PUBLIC domain, which allows remote attackers to create and execute functions, as demonstrated by functions that perform local brute-force password guessing attacks, which may evade intrusion detection.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/19/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3279
Original release date:
06/19/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/28/2007)

Red Hat does not consider this do be a security issue. Creating functions is intended feature of the PL/pgSQL language and is definitely not a security problem. Weak passwords are generally more likely to be guessed with brute force attacks and choosing a strong password according to good practices is considered to be a sufficent protection against this kind of attack.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.leidecker.info/pgshell/Having_Fun_With_PostgreSQL.txt External Source MISC http://www.leidecker.info/pgshell/Having_Fun_With_PostgreSQL.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:188 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:188
http://www.portcullis.co.uk/uplds/whitepapers/Having_Fun_With_PostgreSQL.pdf External Source MISC http://www.portcullis.co.uk/uplds/whitepapers/Having_Fun_With_PostgreSQL.pdf
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/471541/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070616 Having Fun With PostgreSQL
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/35144 External Source XF postgresql-dblink-weak-security(35144)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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

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