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522085: CVE-2009-3230 postgresql: SQL privilege escalation, incomplete fix for CVE-2007-6600

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The core server component in PostgreSQL 8.4 before 8.4.1, 8.3 before 8.3.8, 8.2 before 8.2.14, 8.1 before 8.1.18, 8.0 before 8.0.22, and 7.4 before 7.4.26 does not use the appropriate privileges for the (1) RESET ROLE and (2) RESET SESSION AUTHORIZATION operations, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges. NOTE: this is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-6600.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3230 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) RHSA-2009:1461 2009-09-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (postgresql) RHSA-2009:1484 2009-10-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (postgresql) RHSA-2009:1484 2009-10-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (rh-postgresql) RHSA-2009:1485 2009-10-07
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