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CVE-2017-14798 Detail

Current Description

A race condition in the postgresql init script could be used by attackers able to access the postgresql account to escalate their privileges to root.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.0 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 1.0


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): High
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: 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:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.suse.com/pipermail/sle-security-updates/2017-November/003420.html Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1062722 Issue Tracking
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45184/
https://www.suse.com/de-de/security/cve/CVE-2017-14798/ Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') (CWE-362)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:postgresql:postgresql:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
9.4-0.5.3.1

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:suse:suse_linux_enterprise_server:11:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-14798
NVD Published Date:
03/01/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019