Security restrictions bypass in PostgreSQL

Published: 2022-05-12
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-1552
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) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU63126

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1552


Exploit availability:


The vulnerability allows a remote user to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrectly imposed security restrictions in Autovacuum, REINDEX, CREATE INDEX, REFRESH MATERIALIZED VIEW, CLUSTER, and pg_amcheck. A remote authenticated user with permission to create non-temp objects can execute arbitrary SQL functions under a superuser identity and escalate privileges within the application.


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Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 10.0 - 14.2

Fixed software versions

CPE2.3 External links

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