Debian DSA-2496-1 : mysql-5.1 - several vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59774


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Due to the non-disclosure of security patch information from Oracle, we are forced to ship an upstream version update of MySQL 5.1. There are several known incompatible changes, which are listed in /usr/share/doc/mysql-server/NEWS.Debian.gz.

Several issues have been discovered in the MySQL database server. The vulnerabilities are addressed by upgrading MySQL to a new upstream version, 5.1.63, which includes additional changes, such as performance improvements and corrections for data loss defects. These changes are described in the MySQL release notes.

CVE-2012-2122, an authentication bypass vulnerability, occurs only when MySQL has been built in with certain optimisations enabled. The packages in Debian stable (squeeze) are not known to be affected by this vulnerability. It is addressed in this update nonetheless, so future rebuilds will not become vulnerable to this issue.


Upgrade the MySQL packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 5.1.63-0+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59774

File Name: debian_DSA-2496.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/29

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-5.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/18

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0540, CVE-2012-0583, CVE-2012-1688, CVE-2012-1689, CVE-2012-1690, CVE-2012-1703, CVE-2012-1734, CVE-2012-2102, CVE-2012-2122, CVE-2012-2749

BID: 53058, 53061, 53067, 53074, 53911

DSA: 2496