SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMultiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update includes new upstream MySQL versions to fix these issues.
MySQL has been updated to 5.5.59 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 17.10 have been updated to MySQL 5.7.21.
In addition to security fixes, the updated packages contain bug fixes, new features, and possibly incompatible changes.
Please see the following for more information:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-59.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-21.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628 .html.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected mysql-server-5.5 and / or mysql-server-5.7 packages.