Debian DLA-708-1 : mysql-5.5 security update

Low Nessus Plugin ID 94916

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several issues have been discovered in the MySQL database server. The vulnerabilities are addressed by upgrading MySQL to the new upstream version 5.5.53, which includes additional changes, such as performance improvements, bug fixes, new features, and possibly incompatible changes. Please see the MySQL 5.5 Release Notes and Oracle's Critical Patch Update advisory for further details :

- https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-53.html

- http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2016-2881722.html

Also note that packaging will now create /var/lib/mysql-files, as server will now by default restrict all import/export operations to this directory.This can be changed using the secure-file-priv configuration option.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 5.5.53-0+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mysql-5.5 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-53.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/11/msg00015.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/mysql-5.5

http://www.nessus.org/u?56b7dec5

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94916

File Name: debian_DLA-708.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/16

Updated: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmysqlclient-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmysqlclient18, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmysqld-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmysqld-pic, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-client, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-client-5.5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-server, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-server-5.5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-server-core-5.5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-source-5.5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-testsuite-5.5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/16

Reference Information

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