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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-4732-1: SQLite vulnerability
12 February 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2021-20227
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-4732-1: SQLite vulnerability
11 February 2021
SQLite could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially
o Ubuntu 20.10
o sqlite3 - C library that implements an SQL database engine
It was discovered that SQLite incorrectly handled certain sub-queries. 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 - 3.33.0-1ubuntu0.1
o sqlite3 - 3.33.0-1ubuntu0.1
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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