2009-3230 | PostgreSQL Authorization access control (BID-36314 / XFDB-53141)

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in PostgreSQL up to 8.2.10 (Database Software). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component Authorization. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 09/17/2009 (Website). The advisory is shared at redhat.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-3230 since 09/16/2009. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. Required for exploitation is a single authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 43800 (CentOS 4 / 5 : postgresql (CESA-2009:1484)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155768 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for PostgreSQL (ELSA-2009-1484)).

Upgrading to version 8.2.11 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (53141), Vulnerability Center (SBV-23507) and Tenable (43800). The entries 47163, 50078 and 50076 are pretty similar.



VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 43800
Nessus Name: CentOS 4 / 5 : postgresql (CESA-2009:1484)
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OpenVAS ID: 65005
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1900-1 (postgresql-7.4, postgresql-8.1, postgresql-8.3, postgresql-8.4)
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Upgrade: PostgreSQL 8.2.11

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08/22/2021 +2349 days 🔍Product: https://www.postgresql.org/

Advisory: redhat.com
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CVE: CVE-2009-3230 (🔍)

X-Force: 53141
Vulnerability Center: 23507 – PostgreSQL RESET SESSION AUTHORIZATION Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability, High
SecurityFocus: 36314 – PostgreSQL Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/18/2015 15:15
Updated: 08/22/2021 17:47
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