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 to gain shell access.
Published 2007-06-19 21:30:00
Updated 2018-10-16 16:48:14
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Threat overview for CVE-2007-3280

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 5432
IPs affected by CVE-2007-3280 1,603
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2007-3280

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Metasploit modules for CVE-2007-3280

  • PostgreSQL for Linux Payload Execution
    Disclosure Date: 2007-06-05
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    On some default Linux installations of PostgreSQL, the postgres service account may write to the /tmp directory, and may source UDF Shared Libraries from there as well, allowing execution of arbitrary code. This module compiles a Linux shared object file, up

CVSS scores for CVE-2007-3280

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Vendor statements for CVE-2007-3280

  • Red Hat 2007-09-28
    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.

Products affected by CVE-2007-3280

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