DescriptionPostgreSQL 10.x before 10.1, 9.6.x before 9.6.6, 9.5.x before 9.5.10, 9.4.x before 9.4.15, 9.3.x before 9.3.20, and 9.2.x before 9.2.24 runs under a non-root operating system account, and database superusers have effective ability to run arbitrary code under that system account. PostgreSQL provides a script for starting the database server during system boot. Packages of PostgreSQL for many operating systems provide their own, packager-authored startup implementations. Several implementations use a log file name that the database superuser can replace with a symbolic link. As root, they open(), chmod() and/or chown() this log file name. This often suffices for the database superuser to escalate to root privileges when root starts the server.
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The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
postgresql-9.1sourcewheezy(not affected)
postgresql-9.1sourcejessie(not affected)


[jessie] - postgresql-9.1 <not-affected> (postgresql-9.1 in jessie only provides PL/Perl)
[wheezy] - postgresql-9.1 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not installed)
Issue in sample init-scirpt as provided by postgresql project, but not installed

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