Scientific Linux Security Update : mariadb on SL7.x x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 95847


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
mariadb (5.5.52).

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the MariaDB logging functionality allowed writing to MariaDB 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. (CVE-2016-6662)

- A race condition was found in the way MariaDB performed MyISAM engine table repair. A database user with shell access to the server running mysqld could use this flaw to change permissions of arbitrary files writable by the mysql system user. (CVE-2016-6663)

(CVE-2016-3492, CVE-2016-5612, CVE-2016-5616, CVE-2016-5624, CVE-2016-5626, CVE-2016-5629, CVE-2016-8283)

Additional Changes :


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95847

File Name: sl_20161103_mariadb_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2016/12/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3492, CVE-2016-5612, CVE-2016-5616, CVE-2016-5624, CVE-2016-5626, CVE-2016-5629, CVE-2016-6662, CVE-2016-6663, CVE-2016-8283