Amazon Linux AMI : mysql55 (ALAS-2012-93)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69700
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


sql/password.c in Oracle MySQL 5.1.x before 5.1.63, 5.5.x before 5.5.24, and 5.6.x before 5.6.6, and MariaDB 5.1.x before 5.1.62, 5.2.x before 5.2.12, 5.3.x before 5.3.6, and 5.5.x before 5.5.23, when running in certain environments with certain implementations of the memcmp function, allows remote attackers to bypass authentication by repeatedly authenticating with the same incorrect password, which eventually causes a token comparison to succeed due to an improperly-checked return value.


Run 'yum update mysql55' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69700

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-93.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-bench, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-embedded, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-embedded-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/5/2012

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2122

ALAS: 2012-93