Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 : mysql-5.5 vulnerabilities (USN-2170-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Multiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update
includes a new upstream MySQL version to fix these issues. MySQL has
been updated to 5.5.37.

In addition to 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/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-36.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-37.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2014-1972952.h
tml

Additionally, Matthias Reichl discovered that the mysql-5.5 packages
were missing the patches applied previously in the mysql-5.1 packages
to drop the default test database and localhost permissions granting
access to any databases starting with 'test_'. This update
reintroduces these patches for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10, and
Ubuntu 13.10. Existing test databases and permissions will not be
modified on upgrade. To manually restrict access for existing
installations, please refer to the following :

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/default-privileges.html

Solution :

Update the affected mysql-server-5.5 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false