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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-1255

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.
Publish Date : 2017-12-05 Last Update Date : 2017-12-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 59

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-1255

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
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- References For CVE-2016-1255

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3476-2
UBUNTU USN-3476-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3476-1
UBUNTU USN-3476-1
https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-postgresql/postgresql-common.git/commit/?id=c8989206ec360f199400c74f129f7b4cb878c1ee CONFIRM
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/01/msg00002.html
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20170101 [SECURITY] [DLA-774-1] postgresql-common security update

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-1255

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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