PostgreSQL 9.5.x < 9.5.24 / 9.6.x < 9.6.20 / 10.x < 10.15 / 11.x < 11.10 / 12.x < 12.5 / 13.x < 13.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 144060
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The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities


The version of PostgreSQL installed on the remote host is 9.5 prior to 9.5.24, 9.6 prior to 9.6.20, 10 prior to 10.15, 11 prior to 11.10, 12 prior to 12.5, or 13 prior to 13.1. As such, it is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :
- Multiple features escape security restricted operation sandbox (CVE-2020-25695)
- Reconnection can downgrade connection security settings (CVE-2020-25694)
- psql's gset allows overwriting specially treated variables (CVE-2020-25696) Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to PostgreSQL 9.5.24 / 9.6.20 / 10.15 / 11.10 / 12.5 / 13.1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 144060

File Name: postgresql_20201112.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Databases

Published: 12/10/2020

Updated: 6/18/2021

Dependencies: postgres_installed_windows.nbin, postgres_installed_nix.nbin, postgresql_version.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25696


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:postgresql:postgresql

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/12/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/12/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-25694, CVE-2020-25695, CVE-2020-25696

IAVB: 2020-B-0069-S