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computer vulnerability bulletin CVE-2018-16850

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.
Impacted products: Unisphere EMC, openSUSE Leap, PostgreSQL, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity: 2/4.
Consequences: data reading, data creation/edition, data deletion.
Provenance: internet client.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 08/11/2018.
Revision date: 09/11/2018.
Identifiers: 528379, CVE-2018-16850, 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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