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PostgreSQL: CVE-2016-5424: Exceptional database and role names could enable escalation to superuser

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PostgreSQL: CVE-2016-5424: Exceptional database and role names could enable escalation to superuser

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/12/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/12/2016
Modified
07/03/2019

Description

PostgreSQL before 9.1.23, 9.2.x before 9.2.18, 9.3.x before 9.3.14, 9.4.x before 9.4.9, and 9.5.x before 9.5.4 might allow remote authenticated users with the CREATEDB or CREATEROLE role to gain superuser privileges via a (1) " (double quote), (2) \ (backslash), (3) carriage return, or (4) newline character in a (a) database or (b) role name that is mishandled during an administrative operation.

Solution(s)

  • postgres-upgrade-9_1_23
  • postgres-upgrade-9_2_18
  • postgres-upgrade-9_3_14
  • postgres-upgrade-9_4_9
  • postgres-upgrade-9_5_4

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