Virtuozzo 6 : mysql / mysql-bench / mysql-devel / mysql-embedded / etc (VZLSA-2017-0184)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 101415


The remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.


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)

Note that Tenable Network Security has attempted to extract the preceding description block directly from the corresponding Red Hat security advisory. Virtuozzo provides no description for VZLSA advisories. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected mysql / mysql-bench / mysql-devel / mysql-embedded / etc package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 101415

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZLSA-2017-0184.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:mysql, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:mysql-bench, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:mysql-embedded, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:mysql-embedded-devel, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:mysql-libs, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:mysql-server, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:mysql-test, cpe:/o:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Virtuozzo/release, Host/Virtuozzo/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5616, CVE-2016-6662, CVE-2016-6663