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MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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.

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