RHEL 6 : mysql (RHSA-2012:1551)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63190


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


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

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link 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.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the user permission checking code in MySQL. An authenticated database user could use this flaw to crash the mysqld daemon or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the mysqld daemon.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63190

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1551.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/09

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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:6.3

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: 2012/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5611

BID: 56769

OSVDB: 88066

RHSA: 2012:1551