Oracle Linux 6 : mysql (ELSA-2017-0184)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0184 :

An update for mysql is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists
of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and
libraries.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was discovered that the MySQL logging functionality allowed
writing to MySQL 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 MySQL 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-2016-5616)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-January/006683.html

Solution :

Update the affected mysql packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 9.5
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96753 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5616
CVE-2016-6662
CVE-2016-6663

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