Oracle Linux 6 : mysql (ELSA-2017-0184)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96753


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0184 :

An update for mysql is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries.

Security Fix(es) :

* 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. (CVE-2016-6662)

* A race condition was found in the way MySQL 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-2016-5616)


Update the affected mysql packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96753

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-0184.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/25

Modified: 2017/01/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-bench, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-embedded, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-embedded-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-test, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5616, CVE-2016-6662, CVE-2016-6663

OSVDB: 144086, 144202, 145976

RHSA: 2017:0184