Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
USN-180-1 fixed a vulnerability in the mysql-server package (which
ships version 4.0). Version 4.1 is vulnerable against the same flaw.
Please note that this package is not officially supported in Ubuntu
Origial advisory :
'AppSecInc Team SHATTER discovered a buffer overflow in the 'CREATE
FUNCTION' statement. By specifying a specially crafted long function
name, a local or remote attacker with function creation privileges
could crash the server or execute arbitrary code with server
However, the right to create function is usually not granted
to untrusted users.'.
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 packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6