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. An 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 and Satellite 5 are 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

CVSS3 Base Score 6.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required High
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (postgresql) RHSA-2017:3402 2017-12-08
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-postgresql95-postgresql) RHSA-2017:3404 2017-12-08
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-postgresql96-postgresql) RHSA-2017:3405 2017-12-08
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-postgresql94-postgresql) RHSA-2017:3403 2017-12-08
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-postgresql94-postgresql) RHSA-2017:3403 2017-12-08
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-postgresql96-postgresql) RHSA-2017:3405 2017-12-08
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-postgresql95-postgresql) RHSA-2017:3404 2017-12-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Satellite 5 rh-postgresql95-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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