CVE-2017-12172

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-11-09
CWE:
CWE-59
Bugzilla:
1498394: CVE-2017-12172 postgresql: Start scripts permit database administrator to modify root-owned files
Privilege escalation flaws were found in the initialization scripts of PostgreSQL. A remote attacker with access to the postgres user account could use these flaws to obtain root access on the server machine.

Find out more about CVE-2017-12172 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 6.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required High
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-postgresql94-postgresql Affected
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-postgresql95-postgresql Affected
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-postgresql96-postgresql Affected
Red Hat Satellite 5 postgresql92-postgresql Under investigation
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 postgresql Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 postgresql Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql84 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 postgresql Will not fix

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Antoine Scemama (Brainloop) as the original reporter.

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