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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-12172

PostgreSQL 10.x before 10.1, 9.6.x before 9.6.6, 9.5.x before 9.5.10, 9.4.x before 9.4.15, 9.3.x before 9.3.20, and 9.2.x before 9.2.24 runs under a non-root operating system account, and database superusers have effective ability to run arbitrary code under that system account. PostgreSQL provides a script for starting the database server during system boot. Packages of PostgreSQL for many operating systems provide their own, packager-authored startup implementations. Several implementations use a log file name that the database superuser can replace with a symbolic link. As root, they open(), chmod() and/or chown() this log file name. This often suffices for the database superuser to escalate to root privileges when root starts the server.
Publish Date : 2017-11-22 Last Update Date : 2017-12-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 59

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2017:3402: postgresql security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20173402 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-2017-12172

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.2.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.3.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.4.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
69 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
70 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
71 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
72 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
73 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
74 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
75 Application Postgresql Postgresql 9.6.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
76 Application Postgresql Postgresql 10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Postgresql Postgresql 76

- References For CVE-2017-12172

https://www.postgresql.org/support/security/
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101949
BID 101949 PostgreSQL CVE-2017-12172 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities Release Date:2017-12-01
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039752
SECTRACK 1039752
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3402
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3402
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3405
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3405
https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1801/ CONFIRM
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3404
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3404
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3403
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3403

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-12172

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


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