RHEL 6 : mysql (RHSA-2011:0164)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51571

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated mysql packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links 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.

The MySQL PolyFromWKB() function did not sanity check Well-Known Binary (WKB) data, which could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld. (CVE-2010-3840)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed certain JOIN queries could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to cause excessive CPU use (up to 100%), if a stored procedure contained JOIN queries, and that procedure was executed twice in sequence. (CVE-2010-3839)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed queries that provide a mixture of numeric and longblob data types to the LEAST or GREATEST function, could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld.
(CVE-2010-3838)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed PREPARE statements containing both GROUP_CONCAT and the WITH ROLLUP modifier could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld. (CVE-2010-3837)

MySQL did not properly pre-evaluate LIKE arguments in view prepare mode, possibly allowing a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld. (CVE-2010-3836)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed statements that assign a value to a user-defined variable and that also contain a logical value evaluation could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld.
(CVE-2010-3835)

A flaw in the way MySQL evaluated the arguments of extreme-value functions, such as LEAST and GREATEST, could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld. (CVE-2010-3833)

A flaw in the way MySQL handled LOAD DATA INFILE requests allowed MySQL to send OK packets even when there were errors. (CVE-2010-3683)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed EXPLAIN statements for some complex SELECT queries could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld. (CVE-2010-3682)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed certain alternating READ requests provided by HANDLER statements could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld. (CVE-2010-3681)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE statements that define NULL columns when using the InnoDB storage engine, could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld.
(CVE-2010-3680)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed certain values provided to the BINLOG statement caused MySQL to read unassigned memory. A remote, authenticated attacker could possibly use this flaw to crash mysqld.
(CVE-2010-3679)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed SQL queries containing IN or CASE statements, when a NULL argument was provided as one of the arguments to the query, could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld. (CVE-2010-3678)

A flaw in the way MySQL processed JOIN queries that attempt to retrieve data from a unique SET column could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to crash mysqld. (CVE-2010-3677)

Note: CVE-2010-3840, CVE-2010-3838, CVE-2010-3837, CVE-2010-3835, CVE-2010-3833, CVE-2010-3682, CVE-2010-3681, CVE-2010-3680, CVE-2010-3678, and CVE-2010-3677 only cause a temporary denial of service, as mysqld was automatically restarted after each crash.

These updated packages upgrade MySQL to version 5.1.52. Refer to the MySQL release notes for a full list of changes :

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-52.html

All MySQL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3677

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3678

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3679

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3680

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3681

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3682

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3683

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3833

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3835

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3836

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3837

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3838

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3839

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3840

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-52.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011:0164

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51571

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0164.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/19

Updated: 2019/09/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-bench, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-embedded, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-embedded-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-test, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3677, CVE-2010-3678, CVE-2010-3679, CVE-2010-3680, CVE-2010-3681, CVE-2010-3682, CVE-2010-3683, CVE-2010-3833, CVE-2010-3835, CVE-2010-3836, CVE-2010-3837, CVE-2010-3838, CVE-2010-3839, CVE-2010-3840

BID: 42596, 42598, 42599, 42625, 42633, 42638, 42646, 43676

RHSA: 2011:0164