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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-4438-1: SQLite vulnerability
28 July 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Reduced Security -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2020-15358
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running SQLite check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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USN-4438-1: SQLite vulnerability
27 July 2020
SQLite could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially
o Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
o sqlite3 - C library that implements an SQL database engine
It was discovered that SQLite incorrectly handled query-flattener
optimization. An attacker could use this issue to cause SQLite to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
o libsqlite3-0 - 3.31.1-4ubuntu0.2
o sqlite3 - 3.31.1-4ubuntu0.2
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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