Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : mysql-5.5 vulnerabilities (USN-2170-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73680


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Multiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update includes a new upstream MySQL version to fix these issues. MySQL has been updated to 5.5.37.

In addition to security fixes, the updated packages contain bug fixes, new features, and possibly incompatible changes.

Please see the following for more information:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-36.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-37.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2014-1972952.h tml

Additionally, Matthias Reichl discovered that the mysql-5.5 packages were missing the patches applied previously in the mysql-5.1 packages to drop the default test database and localhost permissions granting access to any databases starting with 'test_'. This update reintroduces these patches for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 13.10. Existing test databases and permissions will not be modified on upgrade. To manually restrict access for existing installations, please refer to the following :


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-5.5 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73680

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2170-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/24

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/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-5.5, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0001, CVE-2014-0384, CVE-2014-2419, CVE-2014-2430, CVE-2014-2431, CVE-2014-2432, CVE-2014-2436, CVE-2014-2438, CVE-2014-2440

BID: 65298, 66835, 66846, 66850, 66858, 66875, 66880, 66890, 66896

USN: 2170-1