Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nss_db (MDVSA-2010:077)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 48179


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in nss_db :

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) Berkeley DB NSS module (aka libnss-db) 2.2.3pre1 reads the DB_CONFIG file in the current working directory, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information via a symlink attack involving a setgid or setuid application that uses this module (CVE-2010-0826).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected nss_db package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 48179

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-077.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/07/30

Modified: 2016/05/17

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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss_db, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0826

BID: 39132

MDVSA: 2010:077