FreeBSD : Remote-Code-Execution vulnerability in mysql and its variants CVE 2016-6662 (dc596a17-7a9e-11e6-b034-f0def167eeea)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95309


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


LegalHackers' reports :

RCE Bugs discovered in MySQL and its variants like MariaDB. It works by manipulating my.cnf files and using --malloc-lib. The bug seems fixed in MySQL 5.7.15 by Oracle


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95309

File Name: freebsd_pkg_dc596a177a9e11e6b034f0def167eeea.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 2016/11/25

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mysql55-client, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mysql55-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mysql56-client, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mysql56-server, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mysql57-client, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mysql57-server, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/12