Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : mysql-5.5, mysql-5.7 vulnerabilities (USN-3109-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 94287
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Synopsis

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

Description

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

MySQL has been updated to 5.5.53 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10 have been updated to MySQL 5.7.16.

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-5-5-53.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-16.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2016-2881722 .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.

Solution

Update the affected mysql-server-5.5 and / or mysql-server-5.7 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3109-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94287

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3109-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/26/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: 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-5.7, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/25/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/25/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5584, CVE-2016-7440

USN: 3109-1