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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2020-25696

A flaw was found in the psql interactive terminal of PostgreSQL in versions before 13.1, before 12.5, before 11.10, before 10.15, before 9.6.20 and before 9.5.24. If an interactive psql session uses \gset when querying a compromised server, the attacker can execute arbitrary code as the operating system account running psql. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.
Publish Date : 2020-11-23 Last Update Date : 2020-12-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.6
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 183

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2020:5401: libpq security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20205401 unix
RHSA-2020:5567: postgresql:10 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20205567 unix
RHSA-2020:5619: postgresql:9.6 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20205619 unix
RHSA-2020:5620: postgresql:12 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20205620 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2020-25696

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Postgresql Postgresql * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 1
Postgresql Postgresql 1

- References For CVE-2020-25696

https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/postgresql-131-125-1110-1015-9620-and-9524-released-2111/
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1894430
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/12/msg00005.html
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20201202 [SECURITY] [DLA 2478-1] postgresql-9.6 security update
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202012-07
GENTOO GLSA-202012-07

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2020-25696

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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