Denial of service in SQLite



Published: 2018-03-20
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-8740
CWE-ID CWE-476
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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SQLite
Server applications / Database software

Vendor SQLite

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) NULL pointer dereference

EUVDB-ID: #VU11173

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-8740

CWE-ID: CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists in the build.c and prepare.c source codes files due to NULL pointer dereference. A remote attacker can cause the service to crash.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

SQLite: 0 - 3.22.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.sqlite.org/cgi/src/vdiff?from=1774f1c3baf0bc3d&to=d75e67654aa9620b

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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