Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 309161
CVE-2007-3280 Database superuser can execute code on behalf of postgresql server
Last modified: 2007-09-27 11:29:44 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2007-3280 to the following vulnerability:
The Database Link library (dblink) in PostgreSQL 8.1 implements functions via CREATE statements that map to arbitrary libraries based on the C programming language, which allows remote authenticated superusers to map and execute a function from any library, as demonstrated by using the system function in libc.so.6 to gain shell access.
Red Hat does not consider this do be a security issue. Ability of the superuser
to execute code on behalf of database server is intended feature and imposes no
security threats as superuser account is restricted to database administrator.