#VU45748 Untrusted search path in PostgreSQL


Published: 2020-08-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU45748

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-14349

CWE-ID: CWE-426

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
PostgreSQL
Server applications / Database software

Vendor: PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to escalate privileges within the database.

The vulnerability exists due to the way PostgreSQL handles search_path during replications. Users of a replication publisher or subscriber database can create objects in the public schema and harness them to execute arbitrary SQL functions under the identity running replication, often a superuser.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 12.0 - 12.3, 11.0 - 11.8, 10.3 - 10.13


CPE

External links
http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/2060


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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