GLSA 200705-12 PostgreSQL: Privilege escalation
Posted on: 05/10/2007 08:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PostgreSQL: Privilege escalation. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PostgreSQL: Privilege escalation
Date: May 10, 2007
Bugs: #175791
ID: 200705-12

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Synopsis
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PostgreSQL contains a vulnerability that could result in SQL privilege
escalation.

Background
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PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database management
system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/postgresql lt; 8.0.13 gt;= 8.0.13
*gt;= 7.4.17
*gt;= 7.3.19

Description
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An error involving insecure search_path settings in the SECURITY
DEFINER functions has been reported in PostgreSQL.

Impact
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If allowed to call a SECURITY DEFINER function, an attacker could gain
the SQL privileges of the owner of the called function.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All PostgreSQL users should upgrade to the latest version and fix their
SECURITY DEFINER functions:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-db/postgresql"

In order to fix the SECURITY DEFINER functions, PostgreSQL users are
advised to refer to the PostgreSQL documentation:
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/techdocs.77

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2138
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2138

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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