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USN-3489-1: Berkeley DB vulnerability

21 November 2017

Berkeley DB could be made to expose sensitive information.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

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

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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.

References

Related notices

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