Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerabilities (USN-1467-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59452
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that certain builds of MySQL incorrectly handled password authentication on certain platforms. A remote attacker could use this issue to authenticate with an arbitrary password and establish a connection. (CVE-2012-2122)

MySQL has been updated to 5.5.24 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 have been updated to MySQL 5.1.63.
A patch to fix the issue was backported to the version of MySQL in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

In addition to additional 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/refman/5.5/en/news-5-5-24.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-63.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.

Solution

Update the affected mysql-server-5.0, mysql-server-5.1 and / or mysql-server-5.5 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1467-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59452

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1467-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/12/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-5.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-5.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-5.5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/11/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/26/2012

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2122

BID: 53911

USN: 1467-1