Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : db5.3 vulnerability (USN-4004-2)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 125720
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


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.

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 125720

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4004-2.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/5/2019

Updated: 6/5/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:db5.3-sql-util, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:db5.3-util, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdb5.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdb5.3-sql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdb5.3-sql-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/4/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/30/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-8457

USN: 4004-2