Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : libnss-db vulnerability (USN-922-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 45398
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionStephane 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libnss-db package.