USN-4004-1: Berkeley DB vulnerability

4 June 2019

db5.3 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Berkeley DB could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • db5.3 - Berkeley DB Utilities


It was discovered that Berkeley DB incorrectly handled certain inputs. 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 19.04
db5.3-sql-util - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.5ubuntu0.1
db5.3-util - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.5ubuntu0.1
libdb5.3 - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.5ubuntu0.1
libdb5.3-sql - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.5ubuntu0.1
libdb5.3-sql-dev - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.5ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.10
db5.3-sql-util - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.1ubuntu0.1
db5.3-util - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.1ubuntu0.1
libdb5.3 - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.1ubuntu0.1
libdb5.3-sql - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.1ubuntu0.1
libdb5.3-sql-dev - 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
db5.3-sql-util - 5.3.28-13.1ubuntu1.1
db5.3-util - 5.3.28-13.1ubuntu1.1
libdb5.3 - 5.3.28-13.1ubuntu1.1
libdb5.3-sql - 5.3.28-13.1ubuntu1.1
libdb5.3-sql-dev - 5.3.28-13.1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
db5.3-sql-util - 5.3.28-11ubuntu0.2
db5.3-util - 5.3.28-11ubuntu0.2
libdb5.3 - 5.3.28-11ubuntu0.2
libdb5.3-sql - 5.3.28-11ubuntu0.2
libdb5.3-sql-dev - 5.3.28-11ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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