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PostgreSQL: SQL injection via pg_upgrade/pg_dump
Synthesis of the vulnerability
An attacker can use a SQL injection via pg_upgrade/pg_dump of PostgreSQL, in order to read or alter data.
Vulnerable products: Debian, Unisphere EMC, openSUSE Leap, PostgreSQL, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Consequences of a hack: data reading, data creation/edition, data deletion.
Hacker's origin: internet client.
Creation date: 08/11/2018.
Revision date: 09/11/2018.
Références of this bulletin: 528379, CVE-2018-16850, DLA-1642-1, DSA-2018-208, openSUSE-SU-2018:3893-1, openSUSE-SU-2018:4031-1, RHSA-2018:3757-01, SUSE-SU-2018:3770-1, SUSE-SU-2018:3770-2, USN-3818-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-27738.
Description of the vulnerability
The PostgreSQL product uses a database.
However, user's data are directly inserted in a SQL query.
An attacker can therefore use a SQL injection via pg_upgrade/pg_dump of PostgreSQL, in order to read or alter data.
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