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
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain long arguments. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected mysql-server-5.1 and / or mysql-server-5.5 packages.