USN-4004-2: Berkeley DB vulnerability

4 June 2019

db5.3 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


Berkeley DB could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • db5.3 - Berkeley DB Utilities


USN-4004-1 fixed a vulnerability in Berkeley DB. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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 14.04 ESM
db5.3-sql-util - 5.3.28-3ubuntu3.1+esm1
db5.3-util - 5.3.28-3ubuntu3.1+esm1
libdb5.3 - 5.3.28-3ubuntu3.1+esm1
libdb5.3-sql - 5.3.28-3ubuntu3.1+esm1
libdb5.3-sql-dev - 5.3.28-3ubuntu3.1+esm1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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