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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-3280

The Database Link library (dblink) in PostgreSQL 8.1 implements functions via CREATE statements that map to arbitrary libraries based on the C programming language, which allows remote authenticated superusers to map and execute a function from any library, as demonstrated by using the system function in libc.so.6 to gain shell access.
Publish Date : 2007-06-19 Last Update Date : 2008-11-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.0
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 Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
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. The ability of the superuser to execute code on behalf of the database server is an intended feature and imposes no security threat as the superuser account is restricted to the database administrator.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-3280

# 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-2007-3280

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/35145
XF postgresql-dblink-command-execution(35145)
http://osvdb.org/40901
OSVDB 40901
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-2007-3280

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


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