Debian DLA-1137-1 : db4.7 security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 103949
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was found that the Berkeley DB reads DB_CONFIG from the current working directory, leading to information leak by tricking privileged processes into reading arbitrary files.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 4.7.25-21+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your db4.7 packages.

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


Upgrade the affected db4.7-util package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103949

File Name: debian_DLA-1137.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/19/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:db4.7-util, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10140