#VU53233 Memory leak in PostgreSQL

Published: 2021-05-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU53233

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-32029


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Database software

Vendor: PostgreSQL Global Development Group

The vulnerability allows a remote user to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due memory leak when processing UPDATE ... RETURNING command on a purpose-crafted partitioned table. A remote authenticated user can run the affected command and read arbitrary bytes of server memory. In the default configuration, any authenticated database user can create prerequisite objects and complete this attack at will.

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Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 13.0 - 13.2, 12 - 12.6, 11.0 - 11.11

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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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