Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20170124)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96758
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?210fc14a

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96758

File Name: sl_20170124_mysql_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2017

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mysql, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mysql-bench, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mysql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mysql-embedded, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mysql-embedded-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mysql-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mysql-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mysql-test, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/24/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2016

Reference Information

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