Argument injection vulnerability in PostgreSQL 9.2.x before 9.2.4, 9.1.x before 9.1.9, and 9.0.x before 9.0.13 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file corruption), and allows remote authenticated users to modify configuration settings and execute arbitrary code, via a connection request using a database name that begins with a "-" (hyphen).
Published 2013-04-04 17:55:01
Updated 2013-12-01 04:27:25
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Execute codeDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2013-1899

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2013-1899
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 5432
IPs affected by CVE-2013-1899 23,002
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2013-1899

97.18%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 100 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2013-1899

  • PostgreSQL Database Name Command Line Flag Injection
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    auxiliary/scanner/postgres/postgres_dbname_flag_injection
    This module can identify PostgreSQL 9.0, 9.1, and 9.2 servers that are vulnerable to command-line flag injection through CVE-2013-1899. This can lead to denial of service, privilege escalation, or even arbitrary code execution. Authors: - hdm <x@hdm.io>

CVSS scores for CVE-2013-1899

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.5
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.0
6.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2013-1899

  • The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2013-1899

Products affected by CVE-2013-1899

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