#VU48438 Input validation error in PostgreSQL


Published: 2020-11-16 | Updated: 2020-11-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48438

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-25696

CWE-ID: CWE-20

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 compromise the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to the "\gset" meta-command does not distinguish variables that control psql behavior. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code as the operating system account.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 13.0, 11.0 - 11.9, 10.0 - 10.14, 9.6.0 - 9.6.19, 9.5.0 - 9.5.23, 12.0 - 12.4


CPE

External links
http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/postgresql-131-125-1110-1015-9620-and-9524-released-2111/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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