Ubuntu 1658-1: MySQL vulnerability

    Date10 Dec 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
    42
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    MySQL could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic from an authenticated user.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1658-1
    December 10, 2012
    
    mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    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:
      http://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
    
    
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"39","type":"x","order":"1","pct":52,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"10","type":"x","order":"2","pct":13.33,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"26","type":"x","order":"3","pct":34.67,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.