Bug 237823 - CVE-2007-2138 SECURITY DEFINER related privilege escalation in PostgreSQL
Summary: CVE-2007-2138 SECURITY DEFINER related privilege escalation in PostgreSQL
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 237680
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: postgresql   
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Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tom Lane
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/curren...
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,source=gentoo,reporte...
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2007-04-25 15:21 UTC by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2013-07-03 03:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-25 15:31:48 UTC
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-04-25 15:21:59 UTC
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.

See URL for details.

Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-04-25 15:30:13 UTC
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 15:31:48 UTC

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

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