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CVE-2016-1255 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3476-1 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3476-2 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-postgresql/postgresql-common.git/commit/?id=c8989206ec360f199400c74f129f7b4cb878c1ee Issue Tracking Patch Vendor Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/01/msg00002.html Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') (CWE-59)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-1255
NVD Published Date:
12/05/2017
NVD Last Modified:
12/21/2017