USN-3489-2: Berkeley DB vulnerability

21 November 2017

db, db4.8 vulnerability



  • db - Berkeley v5.1 Database Utilities
  • db4.8 - Berkeley v4.8 Database Utilities


USN-3489-1 fixed a vulnerability in Berkeley DB. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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 12.04

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