Bug 237823 - CVE-2007-2138 SECURITY DEFINER related privilege escalation in PostgreSQL
CVE-2007-2138 SECURITY DEFINER related privilege escalation in PostgreSQL
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 237680
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: postgresql (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom Lane
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2007-04-25 11:21 EDT by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-25 11:31:48 EDT
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-04-25 11:21:59 EDT
Description of problem:

PostgreSQL released a security update that reportedly fixes a bug, that
allowed unprivileged users execute code with privilegies of SECURITY
DEFINER functions.

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Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-04-25 11:30:13 EDT
Tom, as PostgreSQL is far beyond the scope of my understanding, could you
please help me determine the following:

1.) whether the flaw affects the 7.1 line, as used in RHEL2.1? I assume it
affects other supported releases, as update was released for the respective
version lines?

2.) how serious the bug is. Is this similar to #156726, where an authenticated
users user could gain superuser rights? Or is it less likely to be exploited?
I have no idea what a SECURITY DEFINER is, and in with what privileges are
those functions executed.

Comment 2 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-04-25 11:31:48 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 237680 ***

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