14 April 2010
Protect yourself against future threats.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2010.0353 Moderate: nss_db security update 14 April 2010 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: nss_db Publisher: Red Hat Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS/Desktop 5 Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2010-0826 Reference: ESB-2010.0319 Original Bulletin: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0347.html - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- - -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ===================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Moderate: nss_db security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2010:0347-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0347.html Issue date: 2010-04-13 CVE Names: CVE-2010-0826 ===================================================================== 1. Summary: Updated nss_db packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64 3. Description: The nss_db packages provide a set of C library extensions which allow Berkeley Database (Berkeley DB) databases to be used as a primary source of aliases, ethers, groups, hosts, networks, protocols, users, RPCs, services, and shadow passwords. These databases are used instead of or in addition to the flat files used by these tools by default. It was discovered that nss_db did not specify a path to the directory to be used as the database environment for the Berkeley Database library, causing it to use the current working directory as the default. This could possibly allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2010-0826) Users of nss_db are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259 5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 580187 - CVE-2010-0826 nss_db: Information leak due the DB_CONFIG file read from current working directory 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client): Source: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.src.rpm i386: nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm x86_64: nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.x86_64.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server): Source: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.src.rpm i386: nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm ia64: nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.ia64.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.ia64.rpm ppc: nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.ppc.rpm nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.ppc64.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.ppc.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.ppc64.rpm s390x: nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.s390.rpm nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.s390x.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.s390.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.s390x.rpm x86_64: nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm nss_db-2.2-35.4.el5_5.x86_64.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.i386.rpm nss_db-debuginfo-2.2-35.4.el5_5.x86_64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0826.html http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/ Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc. - -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.4 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFLxOD7XlSAg2UNWIIRAvDPAKDD2t0ubqnhzB0T7R8BzWnY9s0anACgmBdX wuGQz1joDhfOB0gkTiNQQn4= =quE4 - -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. NOTE: Third Party Rights This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin. NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current. Contact information for the authors of the original document is included in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact them directly. Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?cid=1980 If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT Incident Reporting Form at: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=3192 =========================================================================== Australian Computer Emergency Response Team The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 Internet Email: email@example.com Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031 Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417) AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours which are GMT+10:00 (AEST). On call after hours for member emergencies only. =========================================================================== -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967 iD8DBQFLxTYX/iFOrG6YcBERAoSBAKDJZfeLMfm7FFBpVS1RMfbYSGdLoQCgp11O aqPKT8FbsfhHfMfuhHix6Mo= =1+ra -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----