Multiple vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL



Published: 2019-06-20
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2019-10164
CWE-ID CWE-121
CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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PostgreSQL
Server applications / Database software

Vendor PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU18861

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-10164

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing users passwords. A remote authenticated user can change his/her password to a specially crafted string, trigger stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system or crash the PostgreSQL process.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 11.0 - 11.3, 10.0 - 10.8


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1949/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU18862

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing a specifically crafted message during the SCRAM authentication process in a libpq-enabled client. A remote attacker can trick the victim to connect to a malicious PostgreSQL server, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target client system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 11.0 - 11.3, 10.0 - 10.8


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1949/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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