#VU25333 Improper Authorization


Published: 2020-02-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU25333

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-1720

CWE-ID: CWE-285

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
PostgreSQL
Server applications / Database software

Vendor: PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform unauthorized modification of data in database.

The vulnerability exists due to the ALTER ... DEPENDS ON EXTENSION sub-commands do not perform authorization checks, which can allow an unprivileged user to drop any function, procedure, materialized view, index, or trigger under certain conditions. This attack is possible if an administrator has installed an extension and an unprivileged user can CREATE, or an extension owner either executes DROP EXTENSION predictably or can be convinced to execute DROP EXTENSION.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 12.0 - 12.1, 11.0 - 11.6, 10.0 - 10.11, 9.6.0 - 9.6.16


CPE

External links
http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/2011/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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