PostgreSQL before 9.1.23, 9.2.x before 9.2.18, 9.3.x before 9.3.14, 9.4.x before 9.4.9, and 9.5.x before 9.5.4 might allow remote authenticated users with the CREATEDB or CREATEROLE role to gain superuser privileges via a (1) " (double quote), (2) \ (backslash), (3) carriage return, or (4) newline character in a (a) database or (b) role name that is mishandled during an administrative operation.
Published 2016-12-09 23:59:02
Updated 2018-01-05 02:31:02
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Threat overview for CVE-2016-5424

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2016-5424
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 5432
IPs affected by CVE-2016-5424 119,423
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-5424

0.63%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 76 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-5424

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
NIST
7.1
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.2
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-5424

  • 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-2016-5424

Products affected by CVE-2016-5424

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