GLSA-201201-02 : MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201201-02
(MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MySQL. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the MySQL process, cause a Denial of Service
condition, bypass security restrictions, uninstall arbitrary MySQL
plugins, or conduct Man-in-the-Middle and Cross-Site Scripting attacks.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201201-02.xml

Solution :

All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/mysql-5.1.56'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since May 14, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no
longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true