MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 201201-02 / MySQL
||January 05, 2012
||January 05, 2012: 1
All supported architectures
#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.
MySQL is a popular open-source multi-threaded, multi-user SQL database
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.
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.