MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201409-04

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in MySQL, worst of which allows local attackers to escalate their privileges.

Affected Packages

dev-db/mysql on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.5.39
Unaffected versions >= 5.5.39

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

A local attacker could possibly gain escalated privileges. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted SQL query, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition. A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to specially crafted MySQL server, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

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-5.5.39"
 

References

Release Date
September 04, 2014

Latest Revision
September 04, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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