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postgresql81-server -- SET ROLE privilege escalation


The PostgreSQL team reports:

Due to inadequate validity checking, a user could exploit the special case that SET ROLE normally uses to restore the previous role setting after an error. This allowed ordinary users to acquire superuser status, for example.



portaudit: postgresql81-server -- SET ROLE privilege escalation

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