Amazon Linux AMI : mysql56 (ALAS-2016-701)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 91239
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Synopsis

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

Description

A double-free flaw was found in the way OpenSSL parsed certain malformed DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) private keys. An attacker could create specially crafted DSA private keys that, when processed by an application compiled against OpenSSL, could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2016-0705)

The ssl_verify_server_cert function in sql-common/client.c in Oracle MySQL 5.6.29 and earlier does not properly verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via a '/CN=' string in a field in a certificate, as demonstrated by '/OU=/CN=bar.com/CN=foo.com'. (CVE-2016-2047)

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL 5.6.29 and earlier allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via vectors related to Pluggable Authentication.
(CVE-2016-0639)

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL 5.6.29 and earlier allows local users to affect availability via vectors related to FTS.
(CVE-2016-0647)

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL 5.6.29 and earlier allows local users to affect integrity and availability via vectors related to Federated. (CVE-2016-0642)

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL 5.6.29 and earlier allows local users to affect confidentiality via vectors related to DML.
(CVE-2016-0643)

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL 5.6.29 and earlier allows local users to affect availability via vectors related to Security:
Privileges. (CVE-2016-0666)

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL 5.6.29 and earlier allows local users to affect availability via vectors related to PS.
(CVE-2016-0648)

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL 5.6.29 and earlier allows local users to affect availability via vectors related to InnoDB.
(CVE-2016-0655)

Solution

Run 'yum update mysql56' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-701.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91239

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-701.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/19/2016

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-bench, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-embedded, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-embedded-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-errmsg, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql56-test, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0639, CVE-2016-0642, CVE-2016-0643, CVE-2016-0647, CVE-2016-0648, CVE-2016-0655, CVE-2016-0666, CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-2047

ALAS: 2016-701