MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201201-02

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in MySQL, some of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

dev-db/mysql on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.1.56
Unaffected versions >= 5.1.56

Background

MySQL is a popular open-source multi-threaded, multi-user SQL database server.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MySQL. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the MySQL process, cause a Denial of Service condition, bypass security restrictions, uninstall arbitrary MySQL plugins, or conduct Man-in-the-Middle and Cross-Site Scripting attacks.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mysql-5.1.56"
 

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since May 14, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
January 05, 2012

Latest Revision
January 05, 2012: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries