MySQL, MariaDB: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201411-02

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the MySQL and MariaDB, possibly allowing attackers to cause unspecified impact.

Affected Packages

dev-db/mysql on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.5.40
Unaffected versions >= 5.5.40
dev-db/mariadb on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.5.40-r1
Unaffected versions >= 5.5.40-r1

Background

MySQL is a popular multi-threaded, multi-user SQL server. MariaDB is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL.

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause unspecified impact, possibly including remote execution of arbitrary code, Denial of Service, or disclosure of sensitive information.

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-5.5.40"
 

All MariaDB users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mariadb-5.5.40-r1"
 

References

Release Date
November 05, 2014

Latest Revision
November 05, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries