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Category:   Application (Database)  >   PostgreSQL Vendors:   postgresql.org
Red Hat PostgreSQL Race Condition in Initialization Scripts Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039983
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039983
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-15097   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 12 2017
Impact:   Modification of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in some Red Hat PostgreSQL initialization scripts. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user with 'postgres' user privileges can exploit a race condition in several of the initialization and setup scripts to obtain root privileges on the target system.

Antoine Scemama (Brainloop) and Pedro Barbosa (Red Hat) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user with 'postgres' user privileges can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisories are available at:

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3402
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3403
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3404
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3405

Vendor URL:  access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3402 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  6, 7

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 25 2018 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus) Red Hat PostgreSQL Race Condition in Initialization Scripts Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
IBM has issued a fix for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus.



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