A newly discovered vulnerability, tagged as CVE-2023-32697, has been making headlines in the cybersecurity world. This vulnerability is related to the SQLite JDBC library and presents a critical remote code execution exploit. The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) published this vulnerability on May 23, 2023, and last modified the details on May 24, 2023.
In this blog post, we will delve into the specifics of this vulnerability, understanding its nature, severity, and the affected versions of the software.
Understanding the Vulnerability
SQLite JDBC is a library for accessing and creating SQLite database files in Java. The reported vulnerability pertains to a remote code execution flaw via the JDBC URL. The impact is substantial, affecting SQLite JDBC versions 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206.
The vulnerability falls under the CWE-94 category, which refers to the “Improper Control of Generation of Code” or ‘Code Injection’. Essentially, an attacker can exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious code into the application, leading to unauthorized access or data manipulation.
Severity of the Vulnerability
The severity of CVE-2023-32697 has been scored as 8.8 (HIGH) on the CVSS 3.x scale by GitHub, Inc. The CVSS vector is identified as CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H.
The vulnerability has been addressed and fixed in version 220.127.116.11 of the SQLite JDBC library. Users of the library are advised to update their software to this version or later to mitigate the risk posed by CVE-2023-32697. The fixed version can be accessed on GitHub
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