Bug 1734453 (CVE-2019-10210) - CVE-2019-10210 postgresql: Windows installer writes superuser password to unprotected temporary file
Summary: CVE-2019-10210 postgresql: Windows installer writes superuser password to unp...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2019-10210
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1734467
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Reported: 2019-07-30 14:53 UTC by msiddiqu
Modified: 2019-09-29 15:18 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: postgresql 11.5, postgresql 10.10, postgresql 9.6.15, postgresql 9.5.19, postgresql 9.4.24
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Last Closed: 2019-08-08 19:18:19 UTC


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Description msiddiqu 2019-07-30 14:53:54 UTC
The installer writes a password to a temporary file in its installation
directory, creates initial databases, and deletes the file.  During those
seconds while the file exists, a local attacker can read the superuser
password from the file.

Comment 3 msiddiqu 2019-08-07 11:55:52 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: the PostgreSQL project
Upstream: Noah Misch

Comment 6 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-08-08 19:18:19 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2019-10210

Comment 7 msiddiqu 2019-08-09 09:43:34 UTC
External References:

https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1960/


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