Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60940

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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

After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?b8d8afaf

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60940

File Name: sl_20110118_mysql_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

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