Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerabilities (USN-1621-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 62815
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMultiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update includes new upstream MySQL versions to fix these issues.
MySQL has been updated to 5.1.66 in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 11.10.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10 have been updated to MySQL 5.5.28.
In addition to 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/5.1/en/news-5-1-x.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/news-5-5-x.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2012-1515893.h tml.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected mysql-server-5.1 and / or mysql-server-5.5 packages.