CVE-2020-25696

Public on 2021-01-12
Modified on 2021-01-13
Description
A flaw was found in the psql interactive terminal of PostgreSQL. If an interactive psql session uses \gset when querying a compromised server, this flaw allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code as the operating system account running psql. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability.
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
7.5
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 postgresql95 2021-01-12 22:52 ALAS-2021-1476
Amazon Linux 1 postgresql96 2021-01-12 22:52 ALAS-2021-1476

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 7.6 AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
NVD CVSSv3 7.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H