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CVE-2007-3280 Detail

Description

The Database Link library (dblink) in PostgreSQL 8.1 implements functions via CREATE statements that map to arbitrary libraries based on the C programming language, which allows remote authenticated superusers to map and execute a function from any library, as demonstrated by using the system function in libc.so.6 to gain shell access.

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

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.0 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): Single
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 (09/28/2007)

Red Hat does not consider this do be a security issue. The ability of the superuser to execute code on behalf of the database server is an intended feature and imposes no security threat as the superuser account is restricted to the database administrator.

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Hyperlink Resource
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.securityfocus.com/archive/1/471541/100/0/threaded
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/35145

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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3280
NVD Published Date:
06/19/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/16/2018