30th September 2021: PostgreSQL 14 Released!

CVE-2019-10164

Stack-based buffer overflow via setting a password

An authenticated user could create a stack-based buffer overflow by changing their own password to a purpose-crafted value. In addition to the ability to crash the PostgreSQL server, this could be further exploited to execute arbitrary code as the PostgreSQL operating system account.

Additionally, a rogue server could send a specifically crafted message during the SCRAM authentication process and cause a libpq-enabled client to either crash or execute arbitrary code as the client's operating system account.

This issue is fixed by upgrading and restarting your PostgreSQL server as well as your libpq installations.

The PostgreSQL Project thanks Alexander Lakhin for reporting this problem.

Version Information

Affected Version Fixed In Fix Published
11 11.4 2019-06-20
10 10.9 2019-06-20

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CVSS 3.0

Overall Score 7.5
Component core server
Vector AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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