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2018-12-15
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Fix a typo in the code of ethics. check-in: 6e0f306cb7 user: drh tags: branch-3.26
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Merge defense-against-dark-arts fixes from trunk. check-in: a8707b40a7 user: drh tags: branch-3.26
2018-12-14
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Fix typos in the defense-against-dark-arts document. check-in: 94ad3e51e7 user: drh tags: trunk
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Rename the "security.html" document as "Defense Against Dark Arts". Add the additional recommendation to avoid memory-mapped I/O on untrusted database files. check-in: 11d0259504 user: drh tags: trunk
2018-12-10
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Improvements to the homepage. check-in: 818a7ac30c user: drh tags: branch-3.26
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<title>Resistance To Attack</title>
<tcl>hd_keywords security {attack resistance}</tcl>

<fancy_format>

<h1>SQLite Always Validates Its Inputs</h1>

<p>
SQLite should never crash, overflow a buffer, leak memory,
or exhibit any other harmful behavior, even with presented with
maliciously malformed SQL inputs or database files.  SQLite should
always detected erroneous inputs and raise an error, not crash or
corrupt memory.
Any malfunction caused by an SQL input or database file
is considered a serious bug and will be promptly addressed when
brought to the attention of the SQLite developers.  SQLite is
extensively fuzz-tested to help ensure that it is highly resistant
to these kinds of errors.

<p>
Nevertheless, bugs happen.
If you are writing an application that sends untrusted SQL inputs
or database files to SQLite, there are additional steps you can take

to help prevent zero-day exploits caused by undetected bugs:

<h2>Untrusted SQL Inputs</h2>
<p>
Applications that accept untrusted SQL inputs should take the following
precautions:

<ol>
<li><p>
Set the [SQLITE_DBCONFIG_DEFENSIVE] flag.
This prevents ordinary SQL statements from corrupted the database
file.

<li><p>
Consider using the [sqlite3_set_authorizer()] interface to limit
the scope of SQL that will be processed.
</ol>

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<h2>Untrusted SQLite Database Files</h2>

<p>Applications that accept untrusted database files should do the following:

<ol>
<li value="3"><p>
Run [PRAGMA integrity_check] or [PRAGMA quick_check] on the database
first, prior to running any other SQLite, and reject the file if any
errors are detected.


<li><p>
Enable the [PRAGMA cell_size_check=ON] setting.




</ol>

<h1>Summary</h1>

<p>
The precautions above are not required in order to use SQLite safely
with potentially hostile inputs.
However, they do provide an extra layer of defense against zero-day
exploits and are encouraged for applications that pass data from
untrusted sources into SQLite.
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<title>Defense Against Dark Arts</title>
<tcl>hd_keywords security {attack resistance} \
  {defense against dark arts}</tcl>
<fancy_format>

<h1>SQLite Always Validates Its Inputs</h1>

<p>
SQLite should never crash, overflow a buffer, leak memory,
or exhibit any other harmful behavior, even with presented with
maliciously malformed SQL inputs or database files.  SQLite should
always detect erroneous inputs and raise an error, not crash or
corrupt memory.
Any malfunction caused by an SQL input or database file
is considered a serious bug and will be promptly addressed when
brought to the attention of the SQLite developers.  SQLite is
extensively fuzz-tested to help ensure that it is resistant
to these kinds of errors.

<p>
Nevertheless, bugs happen.
If you are writing an application that sends untrusted SQL inputs
or database files to SQLite, there are additional steps you can take
to help reduce the attack surface and
prevent zero-day exploits caused by undetected bugs.

<h2>Untrusted SQL Inputs</h2>
<p>
Applications that accept untrusted SQL inputs should take the following
precautions:

<ol>
<li><p>
Set the [SQLITE_DBCONFIG_DEFENSIVE] flag.
This prevents ordinary SQL statements from corrupting the database
file.

<li><p>
Consider using the [sqlite3_set_authorizer()] interface to limit
the scope of SQL that will be processed.
</ol>

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<h2>Untrusted SQLite Database Files</h2>

<p>Applications that accept untrusted database files should do the following:

<ol>
<li value="3"><p>
Run [PRAGMA integrity_check] or [PRAGMA quick_check] on the database
as the first SQL statement after opening the database files and
prior to running any other SQL statements.  Reject and refuse to
process any database file containing errors.

<li><p>
Enable the [PRAGMA cell_size_check=ON] setting.

<li><p>
Do not enable memory-mapped I/O.
In other words, make sure that [PRAGMA mmap_size=0].
</ol>

<h1>Summary</h1>

<p>
The precautions above are not required in order to use SQLite safely
with potentially hostile inputs.
However, they do provide an extra layer of defense against zero-day
exploits and are encouraged for applications that pass data from
untrusted sources into SQLite.