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PostgreSQL: Privilege escalation



PostgreSQL: Privilege escalation
PostgreSQL: Privilege escalation



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200705-12
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: PostgreSQL: Privilege escalation
      Date: May 10, 2007
      Bugs: #175791
        ID: 200705-12

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Synopsis
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PostgreSQL contains a vulnerability that could result in SQL privilege
escalation.

Background
=========
PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database management
system.

Affected packages
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     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-db/postgresql      < 8.0.13                         >= 8.0.13
                                                            *>= 7.4.17
                                                            *>= 7.3.19

Description
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An error involving insecure search_path settings in the SECURITY
DEFINER functions has been reported in PostgreSQL.

Impact
=====
If allowed to call a SECURITY DEFINER function, an attacker could gain
the SQL privileges of the owner of the called function.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version and fix their
SECURITY DEFINER functions:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-db/postgresql"

In order to fix the SECURITY DEFINER functions, PostgreSQL users are
advised to refer to the PostgreSQL documentation:
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/techdocs.77 

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-2138
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2138 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-12.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 

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