Ubuntu 1658-1: MySQL vulnerability

    Date 10 Dec 2012
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    MySQL could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic from an authenticated user.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1658-1
    December 10, 2012
    
    mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    MySQL could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted
    network traffic from an authenticated user.
    
    Software Description:
    - mysql-5.5: MySQL database
    - mysql-5.1: MySQL database
    - mysql-dfsg-5.1: MySQL database
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain long arguments. A
    remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to possibly execute
    arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      mysql-server-5.5                5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      mysql-server-5.5                5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.3
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      mysql-server-5.1                5.1.66-0ubuntu0.11.10.3
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      mysql-server-5.1                5.1.66-0ubuntu0.10.04.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1658-1
      CVE-2012-5611
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.5/5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.5/5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.1/5.1.66-0ubuntu0.11.10.3
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-dfsg-5.1/5.1.66-0ubuntu0.10.04.3
    
    
    

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