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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
Description(CVE-2014-0386, CVE-2014-0393, CVE-2014-0401, CVE-2014-0402, CVE-2014-0412, CVE-2014-0437, CVE-2013-5908)
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the MySQL command line client tool (mysql) processed excessively long version strings. If a user connected to a malicious MySQL server via the mysql client, the server could use this flaw to crash the mysql client or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running the mysql client.
This update also fixes the following bug :
- Prior to this update, MySQL did not check whether a MySQL socket was actually being used by any process before starting the mysqld service. If a particular mysqld service did not exit cleanly while a socket was being used by a process, this socket was considered to be still in use during the next start-up of this service, which resulted in a failure to start the service up. With this update, if a socket exists but is not used by any process, it is ignored during the mysqld service start-up.
After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.