Vulnerability identifier: #VU48438
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
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.
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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
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?