#VU16676 Infinite loop

Published: 2018-12-22 | Updated: 2018-12-24

Vulnerability identifier: #VU16676

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-17197


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apache Tika
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor: Apache Foundation


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

The vulnerability exists due to an infinite loop when handling malicious input. A remote attacker can supply a carefully crafted or corrupt sqlite file, trigger and an infinite loop in Apache Tika's SQLite3Parser and cause the service to crash.

Update to version 1.20 or later.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Tika: 1.19 - 1.19.1


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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