Information disclosure in PostgreSQL

Published: 2015-10-26 | Updated: 2020-07-28
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2015-5288
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Database software

Vendor PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU32375

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2015-5288

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote non-authenticated attacker to #BASIC_IMPACT#.

The crypt function in contrib/pgcrypto in PostgreSQL before 9.0.23, 9.1.x before 9.1.19, 9.2.x before 9.2.14, 9.3.x before 9.3.10, and 9.4.x before 9.4.5 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (server crash) or read arbitrary server memory via a "too-short" salt.


Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 9.0.0 - 9.0.22, 9.1.0 - 9.1.18, 9.2.0 - 9.2.13, 9.3.0 - 9.3.9, 9.4.0 - 9.4.4

CPE2.3 External links

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