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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96758


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


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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96758

File Name: sl_20170124_mysql_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/25

Modified: 2017/01/25

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: 2017/01/24

Reference Information

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