Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : mysql-5.5, mysql-5.6, mysql-5.7 vulnerabilities (USN-3040-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92511


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


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

MySQL has been updated to 5.5.50 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu 15.10 has been updated to MySQL 5.6.31. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been updated to MySQL 5.7.13.

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-5-5-50.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.6/en/news-5-6-31.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-13.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2016-2881720 .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-5.5, mysql-server-5.6 and / or mysql-server-5.7 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92511

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3040-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/22

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/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-5.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-5.6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-5.7, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10, 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: 2016/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3424, CVE-2016-3459, CVE-2016-3477, CVE-2016-3486, CVE-2016-3501, CVE-2016-3518, CVE-2016-3521, CVE-2016-3588, CVE-2016-3614, CVE-2016-3615, CVE-2016-5436, CVE-2016-5437, CVE-2016-5439, CVE-2016-5440, CVE-2016-5441, CVE-2016-5442, CVE-2016-5443

OSVDB: 141886, 141887, 141888, 141889, 141890, 141891, 141892, 141893, 141894, 141895, 141896, 141897, 141898, 141899, 141900, 141901, 141904

USN: 3040-1