USN-3489-2: Berkeley DB vulnerability

21 November 2017

db, db4.8 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Berkeley DB could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • 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 ESM
db4.8-util - 4.8.30-11ubuntu1.1
db5.1-util - 5.1.25-11ubuntu0.1
libdb4.8 - 4.8.30-11ubuntu1.1
libdb5.1 - 5.1.25-11ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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