#VU45748 Untrusted search path in PostgreSQL

Published: 2020-08-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU45748

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-14349


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Database software

Vendor: PostgreSQL Global Development Group


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.

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Vulnerable software versions

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

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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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