SQL injection in Postgresql JDBC driver

Published: 2022-08-24
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-31197
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Postgresql JDBC Driver
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) SQL injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU66747

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-31197

CWE-ID: CWE-89 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL queries in database.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data within the java.sql.ResultRow.refreshRow() method when processing column names. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request to the affected application and execute arbitrary SQL commands within the application database using the statement terminator, e.g." ;".

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to read, delete, modify data in database and gain complete control over the affected application.


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Vulnerable software versions

Postgresql JDBC Driver: 42.2.0 - 42.2.25, 42.4.0, 42.3.0 - 42.3.6

CPE2.3 External links


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