Scientific Linux Security Update : mariadb on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102648

Synopsis

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

Description

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
mariadb (5.5.56).

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the mysql and mysqldump tools did not correctly handle database and table names containing newline characters. A database user with privileges to create databases or tables could cause the mysql command to execute arbitrary shell or SQL commands while restoring database backup created using the mysqldump tool. (CVE-2016-5483, CVE-2017-3600)

- A flaw was found in the way the mysqld_safe script handled creation of error log file. The mysql operating system user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2016-5617, CVE-2016-6664)

- Multiple flaws were found in the way the MySQL init script handled initialization of the database data directory and permission setting on the error log file.
The mysql operating system user could use these flaws to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2017-3265)

- It was discovered that the mysqld_safe script honored the ledir option value set in a MySQL configuration file. A user able to modify one of the MySQL configuration files could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2017-3291)

- Multiple flaws were found in the way the mysqld_safe script handled creation of error log file. The mysql operating system user could use these flaws to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2017-3312)

- A flaw was found in the way MySQL client library (libmysqlclient) handled prepared statements when server connection was lost. A malicious server or a man-in-the-middle attacker could possibly use this flaw to crash an application using libmysqlclient.
(CVE-2017-3302)

(CVE-2017-3238, CVE-2017-3243, CVE-2017-3244, CVE-2017-3258, CVE-2017-3308, CVE-2017-3309, CVE-2017-3313, CVE-2017-3317, CVE-2017-3318, CVE-2017-3453, CVE-2017-3456, CVE-2017-3464)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?61a09e21

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102648

File Name: sl_20170801_mariadb_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Updated: 2018/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5483, CVE-2016-5617, CVE-2016-6664, CVE-2017-3238, CVE-2017-3243, CVE-2017-3244, CVE-2017-3258, CVE-2017-3265, CVE-2017-3291, CVE-2017-3302, CVE-2017-3308, CVE-2017-3309, CVE-2017-3312, CVE-2017-3313, CVE-2017-3317, CVE-2017-3318, CVE-2017-3453, CVE-2017-3456, CVE-2017-3464, CVE-2017-3600