Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1136-1 db4.8 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Oct 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 872436.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-10140.
More information:

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 4.8.30-12+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your db4.8 packages.

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