Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in MySQL, worst of which allows local attackers to escalate their privileges.
|Package||dev-db/mysql on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.5.39|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.5.39|
MySQL is a popular multi-threaded, multi-user SQL server.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MySQL. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mysql-5.5.39"