Oracle MySQL 5.5.x < 5.5.54 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9844

Synopsis

The remote database server is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is version 5.5.x prior to 5.5.54 and is affected by multiple issues :

- A flaw exists in 'mysqld_safe' that is due to the unsafe use of 'rm' and 'chown'. This may allow an authenticated local attacker to gain elevated privileges. (OSVDB 148580)
- An unspecified flaw exists in 'mysqld_safe' that is due to the program ignoring the current working directory. This may allow an authenticated attacker to have an unspecified impact. No further details have been provided. (OSVDB 148581)
- An overflow condition exists in the Optimizer. The issue is triggered as certain input is not properly validated when handling nested expressions. This may allow an authenticated attacker to cause a stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service. (OSVDB 148582)
- A flaw exists that is triggered during the handling of a 'CREATE TABLE' query with a 'DATA DIRECTORY' clause. This may allow an authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges. (OSVDB 148583)
- An unspecified flaw exists related to the MyISAM subcomponent. This may allow a local attacker to gain access to sensitive information. No further details have been provided by the vendor. (OSVDB 150460)
- An unspecified flaw exists related to the Charsets subcomponent. This may allow an authenticated attacker to cause a denial of service. No further details have been provided by the vendor. (OSVDB 150461)

Solution

Upgrade to MySQL 5.5.54 or later.

See Also

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-54.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9844

File Name: 9844.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2017/01/03

Modified: 2017/02/07

Dependencies: 8914

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 8

Vector: CVSS3#AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:mysql

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3243, CVE-2017-3313