Slackware 10.2 / current : mysql (SSA:2006-129-02)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New mysql packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and -current to
fix security issues. The MySQL package shipped with Slackware 10.2 may
possibly leak sensitive information found in uninitialized memory to
authenticated users. The MySQL package previously in Slackware
-current also suffered from these flaws, but an additional overflow
could allow arbitrary code execution. Since the vulnerabilities
require a valid login and/or access to the database server, the risk
is moderate. Slackware does not provide network access to a MySQL
database by default.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected mysql package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21345 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1516

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