Amazon Linux AMI : mysql51 (ALAS-2014-298)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the MySQL database
server. (CVE-2014-0386 , CVE-2014-0393 , CVE-2014-0401 , CVE-2014-0402
, CVE-2014-0412 , CVE-2014-0437 , CVE-2013-5908)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the MySQL command line
client tool (mysql) processed excessively long version strings. If a
user connected to a malicious MySQL server via the mysql client, the
server could use this flaw to crash the mysql client or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code as the user running the mysql client.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update mysql51' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72946 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5908

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