MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201308-06

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in MySQL, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

dev-db/mysql on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.1.70
Unaffected versions >= 5.1.70

Background

MySQL is a fast, 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

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the application or a Denial of Service condition.

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-5.1.70"
 

References

Release Date
August 29, 2013

Latest Revision
August 30, 2013: 2

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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