#VU23791 Infinite loop in SQLite

Published: 2019-12-23 | Updated: 2020-01-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU23791

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19645


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Database software

Vendor: SQLite


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to infinite loop in alter.c that can be triggered via certain types of self-referential views in conjunction with ALTER TABLE statements. A remote attacker can consume all available system resources and cause denial of service conditions.

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Vulnerable software versions

SQLite: 3.25.0 - 3.30.1

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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