CVE-2016-1255

NVD - CVE-2016-1255

CVE-2016-1255 Detail

Current Description

The pg_ctlcluster script in postgresql-common package in Debian wheezy before 134wheezy5, in Debian jessie before 165+deb8u2, in Debian unstable before 178, in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS before 129ubuntu1.2, in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS before 154ubuntu1.1, in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS before 173ubuntu0.1, in Ubuntu 17.04 before 179ubuntu0.1, and in Ubuntu 17.10 before 184ubuntu1.1 allows local users to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on a logfile in /var/log/postgresql.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3476-1 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3476-2 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-postgresql/postgresql-common.git/commit/?id=c8989206ec360f199400c74f129f7b4cb878c1ee Issue Tracking  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/01/msg00002.html Issue Tracking  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-1255
NVD Published Date:
12/05/2017
NVD Last Modified:
12/21/2017
Source:
MITRE