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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 45398


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


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.


Update the affected libnss-db package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 45398

File Name: ubuntu_USN-922-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/04/01

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss-db, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0826

OSVDB: 63638

USN: 922-1