Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : mysql-5.7 vulnerabilities (USN-2954-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90760


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


Multiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update includes new upstream MySQL versions to fix these issues.

MySQL has been updated to 5.7.12 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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/5.7/en/news-5-7-12.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2016v3-29857 53.html.

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-5.7 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90760

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2954-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/27

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-5.7, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2016/04/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0639, CVE-2016-0642, CVE-2016-0643, CVE-2016-0647, CVE-2016-0648, CVE-2016-0655, CVE-2016-0657, CVE-2016-0659, CVE-2016-0662, CVE-2016-0666, CVE-2016-0667, CVE-2016-2047

OSVDB: 133627, 137322, 137328, 137332, 137335, 137336, 137338, 137341, 137343, 137344, 137347, 137349

USN: 2954-1