Debian Security Advisory

DSA-5437-1 hsqldb -- security update

Date Reported:
21 Jun 2023
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2023-1183.
More information:

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 2.5.1-1+deb11u2.

For the stable distribution (bookworm), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.1-1+deb12u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your hsqldb packages.

For the detailed security status of hsqldb please refer to its security tracker page at: