MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201702-17

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in MySQL, the worst of which could lead to privilege escalation.

Affected Packages

dev-db/mysql on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.6.35
Unaffected versions >= 5.6.35

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 MySQL. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

An attacker could possibly escalate privileges, gain access to critical data or complete access to all MySQL server accessible data, or cause a Denial of Service condition via unspecified vectors.

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-5.6.35"
 

References

Release Date
February 20, 2017

Latest Revision
February 20, 2017: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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