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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-3278

PostgreSQL 8.1 and probably later versions, when local trust authentication is enabled and the Database Link library (dblink) is installed, allows remote attackers to access arbitrary accounts and execute arbitrary SQL queries via a dblink host parameter that proxies the connection from
Publish Date : 2007-06-19 Last Update Date : 2018-10-16
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat does not consider this do be a security issue. dblink is disabled in default configuration of PostgreSQL packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 2.1, 3, 4 and 5, and it is a configuration decision whether to grant local users arbitrary access. Fixes to correct this bug were included in PostgreSQL updates: http:rhn.redhat.comcveCVE-2007-3278.html
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2007-09-27 2007-06-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1460 postgresql-8.1 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7844 unix
DSA-1460-1 postgresql-8.1 - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20164 unix
DSA-1463 postgresql-7.4 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8199 unix
DSA-1463-1 postgresql-7.4 - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18105 unix
ELSA-2008:0038: postgresql security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21738 unix
PostgreSQL 8.1 and probably later versions, when local trust authentication is enabled and the Database Link library (db... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10334 unix
RHSA-2008:0038: postgresql security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080038 unix
RHSA-2008:0039: postgresql security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080039 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-3278

# 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-2007-3278
VUPEN ADV-2008-0109
XF postgresql-dblink-sql-injection(35142)
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0039
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0040
BUGTRAQ 20070616 Having Fun With PostgreSQL
GENTOO GLSA-200801-15
VUPEN ADV-2008-1071
BUGTRAQ 20070618 Re: Having Fun With PostgreSQL
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0038

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-3278

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

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