RHEL 6 : sqlite (RHSA-2015:1634)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated sqlite package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

SQLite is a C library that implements a SQL database engine. A large
subset of SQL92 is supported. A complete database is stored in a
single disk file. The API is designed for convenience and ease of use.
Applications that link against SQLite can enjoy the power and
flexibility of a SQL database without the administrative hassles of
supporting a separate database server.

It was found that SQLite's sqlite3VXPrintf() function did not properly
handle precision and width values during floating-point conversions. A
local attacker could submit a specially crafted SELECT statement that
would crash the SQLite process, or have other unspecified impacts.
(CVE-2015-3416)

All sqlite users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-3416.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1634.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85495 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3416

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