Amazon Linux AMI : mysql55 / mysql56 (ALAS-2016-756)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 94022
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that the MySQL logging functionality allowed writing to MySQL configuration files. An administrative database user, or a database user with FILE privileges, could possibly use this flaw to run arbitrary commands with root privileges on the system running the database server.


Run 'yum update mysql55' to update your system.

Run 'yum update mysql56' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94022

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-756.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/13/2016

Updated: 6/4/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql-config, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-bench, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-embedded, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-embedded-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mysql55-test, 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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6662

ALAS: 2016-756