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A hsqldb1.8.0 security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 11 and 12 to address an issue that allowed the execution of spurious scripting commands in .script and .log files.



[SECURITY] [DSA 5436-1] hsqldb1.8.0 security update


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-5436-1 security@debian.org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Markus Koschany
June 21, 2023 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : hsqldb1.8.0
CVE ID : CVE-2023-1183

Gregor Kopf of Secfault Security GmbH discovered that HSQLDB, a Java SQL
database engine, allowed the execution of spurious scripting commands in
.script and .log files. Hsqldb supports a "SCRIPT" keyword which is normally
used to record the commands input by the database admin to output such a
script. In combination with LibreOffice, an attacker could craft an odb
containing a "database/script" file which itself contained a SCRIPT command
where the contents of the file could be written to a new file whose location
was determined by the attacker.

For the oldstable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed
in version 1.8.0.10+dfsg-10+deb11u1.

For the stable distribution (bookworm), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.8.0.10+dfsg-11+deb12u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your hsqldb1.8.0 packages.

For the detailed security status of hsqldb1.8.0 please refer to
its security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/hsqldb1.8.0

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/