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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-3279

PostgreSQL 8.1 and probably later versions, when the PL/pgSQL (plpgsql) language has been created, grants certain plpgsql privileges to the PUBLIC domain, which allows remote attackers to create and execute functions, as demonstrated by functions that perform local brute-force password guessing attacks, which may evade intrusion detection.
Publish Date : 2007-06-19 Last Update Date : 2008-11-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
10.0
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat does not consider this do be a security issue. Creating functions is intended feature of the PL/pgSQL language and is definitely not a security problem. Weak passwords are generally more likely to be guessed with brute force attacks and choosing a strong password according to good practices is considered to be a sufficent protection against this kind of attack.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-3279

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Postgresql Postgresql 8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Postgresql Postgresql 1

- References For CVE-2007-3279

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/35144
XF postgresql-dblink-weak-security(35144)
http://osvdb.org/40900
OSVDB 40900
http://www.leidecker.info/pgshell/Having_Fun_With_PostgreSQL.txt
http://www.portcullis.co.uk/uplds/whitepapers/Having_Fun_With_PostgreSQL.pdf
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/471541/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20070616 Having Fun With PostgreSQL
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:188
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:188

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-3279

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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