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1065863: CVE-2014-0067 postgresql: Vulnerability during "make check"

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The "make check" command for the test suites in PostgreSQL 9.3.3 and earlier does not properly invoke initdb to specify the authentication requirements for a database cluster to be used for the tests, which allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging access to this cluster.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0067 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect postgresql packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Software Collections. Refer to bug 1065863 for further details:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux postgresql92-postgresql Will not fix
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


Red Hat would like to thank the PostgreSQL project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Noah Misch as the original reporter.
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