CVSS 3.1 Score 2.2 of 10 (low)


Published Dec 10, 2023
Updated: Jan 25, 2024
CWE ID 400


CVE-2023-5870 is a vulnerability found in PostgreSQL that affects certain background workers, including the logical replication launcher, autovacuum workers, and the autovacuum launcher. Exploiting this flaw requires a non-core extension with a less-resilient background worker. The vulnerability could allow a remote high privileged user to launch a denial of service (DoS) attack. The affected products include various versions of PostgreSQL and related extensions. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update to the latest version of PostgreSQL and apply any available patches or security updates. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability is the disruption of critical services and operations due to a DoS attack.


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