Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96758 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5616

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