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Category:   Application (Database)  >   PostgreSQL Vendors:   postgresql.org
PostgreSQL Bugs Let Remote Authenticated Users Access and Modify Data and Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035468
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035468
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-2193, CVE-2016-3065   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 4 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.5.x, prior to 9.5.2
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in PostgreSQL. A remote authenticated user can access and modify data on the target system. A remote authenticated user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can cause a query plan to be reused for a different role within a session to bypass the intended Row Level Security (RLS) policy and access or modify data on the target system.

Databases that have used 'CREATE POLICY' to define a row security policy are affected.

Ashutosh Bapat reported this vulnerability.

A remote authenticated user can invoke pageinspect with BRIN index pages to trigger a server crash and obtain potentially sensitive information from server memory on the target system [CVE-2016-3065].

Databases that have used 'CREATE EXTENSION pageinspect' are affected.

Andreas Seltenreich reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can access and modify data on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (9.5.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1656/

Vendor URL:  www.postgresql.org/about/news/1656/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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