SQLCipher 4.5.1 Release

2022-03-03 07:00:00 -0500

We are pleased to announce that SQLCipher 4.5.1 is now available. It includes the following major changes:

SQLCipher Core

  • Updates baseline to use SQLite 3.37.2. IMPORTANT: This version includes an upstream SQLite fix for a database corruption bug. The bug could cause corruption when using SAVEPOINT operations. We recommend any applications using SAVEPOINT upgrade to the latest release.
  • Adds new PRAGMA cipher_log and cipher_log_level features to allow logging of TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARN, and ERROR messages to stdout, stderr, file, or logcat
  • Modifies PRAGMA cipher_profile to use sqlite3_trace_v2 and adds a logcat target for Android
  • Updates OpenSSL provider to support the EVP_MAC API with version 3+
  • Allows PRAGMA cipher_integrity_check to work properly with databases larger than 2GB
  • Fixes a missing munlock-before-free bug causing issues on some platforms

SQLCipher Commercial and Enterprise

The following changes and enhancements are available for Commercial and Enterprise packages:

  • Significant optimizations to improve performance on all platforms
  • Fixed issue that could cause excessively slow operation on Android emulators when using fast-boot
  • Statistics collection is now disabled by default, but can be enabled with PRAGMA cipher_stat_memory = ON and PRAGMA cipher_stat_crypto = ON.
  • Java and .NET library wrappers have been updated to the latest available versions.
  • non-FIPS packages using OpenSSL now include the latest release of 1.1.1m.


Commercial and Enterprise - On-demand access to new releases of SQLCipher packages are available to all licensees with an active support subscription from the Customer Downloads fulfillment site. Licensees will also receive a separate email notification regarding the update and can contact us at any time for private support directly from the SQLCipher development team.

Community Edition - SQLCipher Community Edition source code is available on GitHub, via AAR packaging for Android, and CocoaPods for iOS.