MariaDB and MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in MariaDB and MySQL, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

dev-db/mariadb on all architectures
Affected versions < 10.0.28
Unaffected versions >= 10.0.28
dev-db/mysql on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.6.34
Unaffected versions >= 5.6.34

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

Attackers could execute arbitrary code, escalate privileges, and impact availability via unspecified vectors.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MariaDB users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mariadb-10.0.28"
 

All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mysql-5.6.34"
 

References

Release Date
January 01, 2017

Latest Revision
January 01, 2017: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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