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Category:   Application (Database)  >   PostgreSQL Vendors:   postgresql.org
PostgreSQL Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated SQL Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017974
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017974
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2138   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Apr 27 2007
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to: 7.3.19, 7.4.17, 8.0.13, 8.1.9, and 8.2.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PostgreSQL. A remote authenticated user can obtain elevated SQL privileges on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can modify the search_path settings to gain the SQL privileges of the owner of any SECURITY DEFINER function that the user has privileges to call.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can obtain elevated SQL privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixed versions (7.3.19, 7.4.17, 8.0.13, 8.1.9, and 8.2.4).

The PostgreSQL advisory is available at:

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.791

Vendor URL:  www.postgresql.org/about/news.791 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 27 2007 (Sun Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated SQL Privileges
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 10.
May 3 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated SQL Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Stack 4.
May 8 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) PostgreSQL Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated SQL Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



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