CVE-2017-8806

NameCVE-2017-8806
DescriptionThe Debian pg_ctlcluster, pg_createcluster, and pg_upgradecluster scripts, as distributed in the Debian postgresql-common package before 181+deb9u1 for PostgreSQL (and other packages related to Debian and Ubuntu), handled symbolic links insecurely, which could result in local denial of service by overwriting arbitrary files.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1169-1, DSA-4029-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
postgresql-common (PTS)jessie (security), jessie165+deb8u3fixed
stretch181+deb9u2fixed
stretch (security)181+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid197fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
postgresql-commonsource(unstable)188low
postgresql-commonsourcejessie165+deb8u3lowDSA-4029-1
postgresql-commonsourcestretch181+deb9u1lowDSA-4029-1
postgresql-commonsourcewheezy134wheezy6lowDLA-1169-1

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