Scientific Linux Security Update : mariadb on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
mariadb (5.5.52).

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the MariaDB logging functionality
allowed writing to MariaDB configuration files. An
administrative database user, or a database user with
FILE privileges, could possibly use this flaw to run
arbitrary commands with root privileges on the system
running the database server. (CVE-2016-6662)

- A race condition was found in the way MariaDB performed
MyISAM engine table repair. A database user with shell
access to the server running mysqld could use this flaw
to change permissions of arbitrary files writable by the
mysql system user. (CVE-2016-6663)

(CVE-2016-3492, CVE-2016-5612, CVE-2016-5616, CVE-2016-5624,
CVE-2016-5626, CVE-2016-5629, CVE-2016-8283)

Additional Changes :

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95847 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3492

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