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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0553

Original release date: 02/14/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

PostgreSQL 8.1.0 through 8.1.2 allows authenticated database users to gain additional privileges via "knowledge of the backend protocol" using a crafted SET ROLE to other database users, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-0678.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.5 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)
This issue did not affect the versions of PostgreSQL as distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015636
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/static/release.html#RELEASE-8-1-3
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0605
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#567452
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18890
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OPENPKG
Name: OpenPKG-SA-2006.004
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [pgsql-announce] 20060214 Minor Releases 7.3 thru 8.1 Available to Fix Security Issue
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060215 PostgreSQL security releases 8.1.3, 8.0.7, 7.4.12, 7.3.14
External Source: BID
Name: 16649
External Source: XF
Name: postgresql-setrole-privilege-elevation(24718)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)