Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : libnss-db vulnerability (USN-922-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libnss-db package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45398 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0826