CVE-2019-10128 - EDB supplied PostgreSQL inherits ACL for installation directory

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First Published: 2021/03/19

Last Updated: 2022/01/01


A vulnerability was found in PostgreSQL versions 11.x prior to 11.3. The Windows installer for EnterpriseDB-supplied PostgreSQL does not lock down the ACL of the binary installation directory or the ACL of the data directory; it keeps the inherited ACL. In the default configuration, this allows a local attacker to read arbitrary data directory files, essentially bypassing database-imposed read access limitations. In plausible non-default configurations, an attacker having both an unprivileged Windows account and an unprivileged PostgreSQL account can cause the PostgreSQL service account to execute arbitrary code.

Vulnerability details

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-10128

CVSS Base Score: 7.8

CVSS Temporal Score: Undefined

CVSS Environmental Score: Undefined


Affected products and versions


  • All versions up to 9.4.21
  • 9.5.0 to 9.5.16
  • 9.6.0 to 9.6.12
  • 10.0 to 10.7
  • 11.0 to 11.2


ProductVRMFRemediation/First Fix
PostgresqlUp to 9.4.21Update to latest version (at least 9.4.22)
Postgresql9.5.0 to 9.5.16Update to latest version (at least 9.5.17)
Postgresql9.6.0 to 9.6.12Update to latest version (at least 9.6.13)
Postgresql10.0 to 10.7Update to latest version (at least 10.8)
Postgresql11.0 to 11.2Update to latest version (at least 11.3)

No updates at this time



Source: Red Hat Inc

Change history

26 July 2023: Original Copy Published


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