Amazon Linux AMI : mysql51 (ALAS-2014-298)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72946

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the MySQL database server. (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.
(CVE-2014-0001)

Solution

Run 'yum update mysql51' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-298.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72946

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-298.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/12

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51-bench, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51-embedded, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51-embedded-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql51-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5908, CVE-2014-0001, CVE-2014-0386, CVE-2014-0393, CVE-2014-0401, CVE-2014-0402, CVE-2014-0412, CVE-2014-0437

ALAS: 2014-298

RHSA: 2014:0164