#VU63126 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Published: 2022-05-12

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63126

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1552

CWE-ID: CWE-264

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 bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrectly imposed security restrictions in Autovacuum, REINDEX, CREATE INDEX, REFRESH MATERIALIZED VIEW, CLUSTER, and pg_amcheck. A remote authenticated user with permission to create non-temp objects can execute arbitrary SQL functions under a superuser identity and escalate privileges within the application.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 14.0 - 14.2, 13.0 - 13.6, 12 - 12.10, 11.0 - 11.15, 10.0 - 10.20


CPE

External links
http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/postgresql-143-137-1211-1116-and-1021-released-2449/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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