Ubuntu 16.04 ESM : MySQL vulnerability (USN-5823-2)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 170561

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-5823-2 advisory.

- Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: PS). Supported versions that are affected are 5.7.40 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized ability to cause a hang or frequently repeatable crash (complete DOS) of MySQL Server. (CVE-2023-21840)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5823-2

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 170561

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5823-2.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2023

Updated: 1/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-21840

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysqlclient-dev:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysqld-dev:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-client:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-common:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-testsuite:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysqlclient20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-client-5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-client-core-5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-core-5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-source-5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-testsuite-5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/24/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/17/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-21840

USN: 5823-2