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Ubuntu: USN-4633-1 (CVE-2020-25696): PostgreSQL vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-4633-1 (CVE-2020-25696): PostgreSQL vulnerabilities

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/17/2020
Created
11/20/2020
Added
11/18/2020
Modified
12/17/2020

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From USN-4633-1:

Peter Eisentraut discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled connection security settings. Client applications could possibly be connecting with certain security parameters dropped, contrary to expectations. (CVE-2020-25694)

Etienne Stalmans discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled the security restricted operation sandbox. An authenticated remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary SQL functions as a superuser. (CVE-2020-25695)

Nick Cleaton discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled the \gset meta-command. A remote attacker with a compromised server could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-25696)

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-postgresql-10
  • ubuntu-upgrade-postgresql-12
  • ubuntu-upgrade-postgresql-9-5

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