Use-after-free in SQLite

Published: 2020-06-07 | Updated: 2021-06-14
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-13871
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Database software

Vendor SQLite

Security Advisory

Updated: 19.06.2020

Changed bulletin status to patched.

1) Use-after-free

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-13871

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in resetAccumulator() function in select.c. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger a use-after-free error and crash the service or execute arbitrary code on the target system


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Vulnerable software versions

SQLite: 3.32.2

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker 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.