Bug 1558804 (CVE-2018-8740)

Summary: CVE-2018-8740 sqlite: NULL pointer dereference with databases with schema corrupted with CREATE TABLE AS allows for denial of service
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Sam Fowler <sfowler>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: alex, databases-maint, drizt72, erik-fedora, fedora, hhorak, itamar, jakub.dornak, jstanek, mschorm, pkubat, pmatilai, praiskup, rjones, slawomir, wilmer5
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability was found in SQLite. Loading a database whose schema was corrupted using a CREATE TABLE AS statement would result in a SQLite crash.
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:18:16 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1558806, 1558805, 1558807, 1558808, 1558809, 1558810, 1573270    
Bug Blocks: 1558811    

Description Sam Fowler 2018-03-21 04:05:03 UTC
SQLite through version 3.22.0 is vulnerable to a NULL pointer dereference when using databases that have been corrupted with 'CREATE TABLE AS' statements. An attacker could exploit this with a crafted database file to trigger a crash and resulting denial of service.

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Comment 1 Sam Fowler 2018-03-21 04:05:46 UTC
Created mingw-sqlite tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1558808]

Created sqlite2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1558805]

Created sqlite tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1558809]

Created sqlite2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1558806]

Created mingw-sqlite tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 1558807]

Comment 3 Petr Kubat 2018-03-21 14:09:53 UTC
Reproducer for this can be found in:


Comment 7 Andrej Nemec 2018-12-11 09:20:36 UTC

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having a security impact of Low. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.