Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : mysql-5.5 vulnerabilities (USN-2384-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 78505
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMultiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update includes a new upstream MySQL version to fix these issues. MySQL has been updated to 5.5.40.
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-5-5-39.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-40.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2014-1972960.h tml.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected mysql-server-5.5 package.