Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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)

After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f8cab876

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63192 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5611