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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-2138

Original release date: 04/24/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Untrusted search path vulnerability in PostgreSQL before 7.3.19, 7.4.x before 7.4.17, 8.0.x before 8.0.13, 8.1.x before 8.1.9, and 8.2.x before 8.2.4 allows remote authenticated users, when permitted to call a SECURITY DEFINER function, to gain the privileges of the function owner, related to "search_path settings."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 23618
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/support/security.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.791
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0337
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1549
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1311
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1497
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-190.htm
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0336
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-454-1
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102894
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200705-12
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:094
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017974
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1292
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10090
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2007-0015
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1309
External Source: XF
Name: postgresql-searchpath-privilege-escalation(33842)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10090
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.3.18 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:7.4.16 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.0.10 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.1.6 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql:8.2.1 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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