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USN-922-1: libnss-db vulnerability

31 March 2010

libnss-db vulnerability




Stephane Chazelas discovered that libnss-db did not correctly set up a
database environment. A local attacker could exploit this to read the
first line of arbitrary files, leading to a loss of privacy and possibly
privilege escalation.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.