Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : mysql-5.5, mysql-5.7 vulnerability (USN-3078-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Dawid Golunski discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled configuration
files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code with root privileges.

MySQL has been updated to 5.5.52 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been updated to MySQL 5.7.15.

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 and / or mysql-server-5.7

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 9.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93510 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6662

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