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    Debian: DSA-3666-1: mysql-5.5 security update

    Date 14 Sep 2016
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Dawid Golunski discovered that the mysqld_safe wrapper provided by the MySQL database server insufficiently restricted the load path for custom malloc implementations, which could result in privilege escalation.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3666-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    September 14, 2016                    https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mysql-5.5
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-6662
    
    Dawid Golunski discovered that the mysqld_safe wrapper provided by the
    MySQL database server insufficiently restricted the load path for custom
    malloc implementations, which could result in privilege escalation.
    
    The vulnerability was addressed by upgrading MySQL to the new upstream
    version 5.5.52, which includes additional changes, such as performance
    improvements, bug fixes, new features, and possibly incompatible
    changes. Please see the MySQL 5.5 Release Notes for further details:
    
     https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-51.html
     https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-52.html
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.5.52-0+deb8u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mysql-5.5 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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