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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-6662: Security patch for mysql51 ((Multiple Advisories))

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-6662: Security patch for mysql51 ((Multiple Advisories))

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/20/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/13/2016
Modified
06/05/2019

Description

Oracle MySQL through 5.5.52, 5.6.x through 5.6.33, and 5.7.x through 5.7.15; MariaDB before 5.5.51, 10.0.x before 10.0.27, and 10.1.x before 10.1.17; and Percona Server before 5.5.51-38.1, 5.6.x before 5.6.32-78.0, and 5.7.x before 5.7.14-7 allow local users to create arbitrary configurations and bypass certain protection mechanisms by setting general_log_file to a my.cnf configuration. NOTE: this can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code with root privileges by setting malloc_lib. NOTE: the affected MySQL version information is from Oracle's October 2016 CPU. Oracle has not commented on third-party claims that the issue was silently patched in MySQL 5.5.52, 5.6.33, and 5.7.15.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-mysql51
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-mysql55
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-mysql56

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-mysql51
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-mysql55
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-mysql56

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