Vulnerability CVE-2017-8806


Published: 2017-11-13

Description:
The 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.

 References:
http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/p/postgresql-common/postgresql-common_181+deb9u1_changelog
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3476-1/
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4029

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