Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerabilities (USN-1467-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that certain builds of MySQL incorrectly handled
password authentication on certain platforms. A remote attacker could
use this issue to authenticate with an arbitrary password and
establish a connection. (CVE-2012-2122)

MySQL has been updated to 5.5.24 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Ubuntu 10.04
LTS, Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 have been updated to MySQL 5.1.63.
A patch to fix the issue was backported to the version of MySQL in
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

In addition to additional security fixes, the updated packages contain
bug fixes, new features, and possibly incompatible changes.

Please see the following for more information :

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/news-5-5-24.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-63.html

Solution :

Update the affected mysql-server-5.0, mysql-server-5.1 and / or
mysql-server-5.5 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59452 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53911

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2122