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MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201201-02 / MySQL
Release Date January 05, 2012
Latest Revision January 05, 2012: 1
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-db/mysql < 5.1.56 >= 5.1.56 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #220813, #229329, #237166, #238117, #240407, #277717, #294187, #303747, #319489, #321791, #339717, #344987, #351413


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in MySQL, some of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


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


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


An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the MySQL process, cause a Denial of Service condition, bypass security restrictions, uninstall arbitrary MySQL plugins, or conduct Man-in-the-Middle and Cross-Site Scripting attacks.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mysql-5.1.56"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since May 14, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated January 05, 2012

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