Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : mysql-5.5 vulnerabilities (USN-2384-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 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 5.5.40.

In addition to security fixes, the updated packages contain bug fixes,
new features, and possibly incompatible changes.

Please see the following for more information:

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected mysql-server-5.5 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.0
Public Exploit Available : false