USN-3489-1: Berkeley DB vulnerability

21 November 2017

Berkeley DB could be made to expose sensitive information.



  • db5.3 - Berkeley v5.3 Database Documentation [html]


It was discovered that Berkeley DB incorrectly handled certain configuration files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to read sensitive information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Related notices

  • USN-3489-2: db, db4.8-util, db5.1-util, libdb5.1, db4.8, libdb4.8