MariaDB Server 5.5.x < 5.5.54 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9911
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Synopsis

The remote database server is affected by multiple attack vectors.

Description

MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database. The version of MariaDB installed on the remote host is 5.5.x earlier than 5.5.54, and is therefore affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in 'scripts/mysqld_safe.sh' that is triggered when handling arguments to 'malloc-lib'. This may allow a local attacker to potentially gain elevated privileges.
- A flaw exists in 'sql/item_subselect.cc' that is triggered during the handling of queries from the select/unit tree. This may allow an authenticated attacker to crash the database.
- A flaw exists in the 'Item::check_well_formed_result()' function in 'sql/item.cc' that is triggered during the handling of row validation. This may allow an authenticated attacker to crash the database.
- A flaw exists in the 'Rpl_filter::parse_filter_rule()' function in 'sql/rpl_filter.cc' that is triggered during the clearing of wildcards. This may allow an authenticated attacker to crash the database.
- A flaw exists in the 'lex_one_token()' function in 'sql/sql_lex.cc' that is triggered during the handling of a specially crafted query. This may allow an authenticated attacker to crash the database.
- A flaw exists in the 'merge_buffers()' function in 'sql/filesort.cc' that is triggered during the handling of 'sort_union' optimization. This may allow an authenticated attacker to crash the database.
- A flaw exists in the 'Item_cache::safe_charset_converter()' function in 'sql/item.cc' that is triggered during the handling of a specially crafted subselect query item. This may allow an authenticated attacker to crash the database.
- A flaw exists in the 'st_select_lex::is_merged_child_of()' function in 'sql/sql_lex.cc' that is triggered when handling merged views or derived tables. This may allow an authenticated attacker to crash the database.
- A flaw exists in 'sql/item.cc' that is triggered during the handling of a specially crafted subquery. This may allow an authenticated attacker to crash the database.
- A flaw exists in 'scripts/mysqld_safe.sh' related to insecure use of certain shell utilities e.g. chown and rm when handling error log files. This may allow a local attacker via a symlink attack to gain 'root' privileges.
- An unspecified flaw exists related to the DDL subcomponent. This may allow an authenticated attacker to cause a denial of service. No further details have been provided by the vendor.
- An unspecified flaw exists related to the DML subcomponent. This may allow an authenticated attacker to cause a denial of service. No further details have been provided by the vendor.
- An unspecified flaw exists related to the 'Server:Optimizer' subcomponent. This may allow an authenticated attacker to cause a denial of service. No further details have been provided by the vendor.
- A flaw exists in 'scripts/mysqld_safe.sh' related to handling of the '--ledir' command line option used to specify the directory where mysqld is stored, as this value may be read from the configuration file. This may allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges.
- A flaw exists in the 'packaging/rpm-oel/mysql.init' initialization script related to insecure use of the chown and chmod utilities. This may allow a local attacker to potentially gain 'root' privileges.
- An unspecified flaw exists related to the Logging subcomponent. This may allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service. No further details have been provided by the vendor.
- An unspecified flaw exists related to the Error Handling subcomponent. This may allow a local attacker to gain access to sensitive information. No further details have been provided by the vendor.

Solution

Upgrade to version 5.5.54 or later.

See Also

https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb/mariadb-5554-release-notes

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9911

Family: Database

Published: 1/26/2017

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 8693

Nessus ID: 96486, 96489

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mariadb:mariadb:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 12/24/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6664, CVE-2017-3238, CVE-2017-3243, CVE-2017-3244, CVE-2017-3258, CVE-2017-3265, CVE-2017-3291, CVE-2017-3312, CVE-2017-3317, CVE-2017-3318

BID: 93612