RHEL 6 : mysql (RHSA-2012:1551)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63190
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2012-5611)

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012:1551

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-5611

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63190

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

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/9/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: 12/7/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5611

BID: 56769

RHSA: 2012:1551