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CVE-2017-12172 Detail

Current Description

PostgreSQL 10.x before 10.1, 9.6.x before 9.6.6, 9.5.x before 9.5.10, 9.4.x before 9.4.15, 9.3.x before 9.3.20, and 9.2.x before 9.2.24 runs under a non-root operating system account, and database superusers have effective ability to run arbitrary code under that system account. PostgreSQL provides a script for starting the database server during system boot. Packages of PostgreSQL for many operating systems provide their own, packager-authored startup implementations. Several implementations use a log file name that the database superuser can replace with a symbolic link. As root, they open(), chmod() and/or chown() this log file name. This often suffices for the database superuser to escalate to root privileges when root starts the server.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.7 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101949 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039752 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3402 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3403 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3404 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3405 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1801/ Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://www.postgresql.org/support/security/ Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') NIST   Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.2.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.3.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.4.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.5.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.6.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.6.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.6.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:9.6.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-12172
NVD Published Date:
11/22/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019