Privilege escalation flaws found in the initialization scripts of PostgreSQL (CVE-2017-12172 and CVE-2017-15097)

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Issue

  • 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.
  • What is the impact of CVE-2017-12172
  • What is the impact of CVE-2017-15097

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5, 6 and 7
  • Red Hat Software Collections

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