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Security Bulletin NR18-02


A security update for the Python agent to to improve SQL obfuscation with SQLite.

Release date: Jan 9, 2018

Vulnerability identifier: NR18-02

Priority: Medium

Affected software

The following New Relic agent versions are affected:


Affected version


Remediated version

Python agent

SQLite Obfuscation

Vulnerability information

The New Relic Python agent should obfuscate SQL query parameters. This fixes an issue in SQLite transaction tracing. If the query parameters were passed with double quoted strings, the agent was not properly obfuscating these parameters.

Mitigating factors

  • Generally, all SQL query parameter strings should be string literals and passed in single quotes. However, the Python SQLite API allows developers to use double quoted strings in some cases.


If you are unable to upgrade the agent, you may be able to take the following actions to ensure you do not send any SQLite query parameters.

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