VDB-107824 · CVE-2017-15286 · BID 101285

SQLite 3.20.1 shell.c tableColumnList null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability has been found in SQLite 3.20.1 and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function tableColumnList of the file shell.c. The manipulation with the input value sqlite3_step(pStmt)==SQLITE_ROW leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 10/13/2017. The weakness was shared 10/12/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-15286 since 10/12/2017. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 110401 (Fedora 27 : sqlite (2018-8d8f0e1643)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 277402 (Fedora Security Update for sqlite (FEDORA-2018-8d8f0e1643)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 9 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (110401). The entry 105919 is related to this item.




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Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 110401
Nessus Name: Fedora 27 : sqlite (2018-8d8f0e1643)
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Advisory: FEDORA-2018-8d8f0e1643
Researcher: SmallC@HaoTeam
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-15286 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 101285

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Created: 10/13/2017 09:03 AM
Updated: 01/03/2023 01:11 PM
Changes: 10/13/2017 09:03 AM (66), 11/24/2019 03:25 PM (10), 01/16/2021 07:40 PM (5), 01/03/2023 01:11 PM (3)
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