Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerability (USN-1658-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63219


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain long arguments. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code.

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.


Update the affected mysql-server-5.1 and / or mysql-server-5.5 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63219

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1658-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/11

Modified: 2016/05/25

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-5.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-5.5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5611

BID: 56769

OSVDB: 88066

USN: 1658-1