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Centos Linux: CVE-2017-12172: Moderate: postgresql security update (CESA-2017:3402)

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Centos Linux: CVE-2017-12172: Moderate: postgresql security update (CESA-2017:3402)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/22/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/12/2017
Modified
03/03/2021

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-postgresql
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-contrib
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-debuginfo
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-devel
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-docs
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-libs
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-plperl
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-plpython
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-pltcl
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-server
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-static
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-test
  • centos-upgrade-postgresql-upgrade

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