RHEL 6 : mysql (RHSA-2012:1551)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated mysql packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important 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.

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists
of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and
libraries.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the user permission
checking code in MySQL. An authenticated database user could use this
flaw to crash the mysqld daemon or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the mysqld daemon.
(CVE-2012-5611)

All MySQL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. After installing this update, the MySQL server
daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5611.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1551.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63190 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56769

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5611