USN-1621-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1621-1

5th November, 2012

mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in MySQL.

Software description

  • mysql-5.1 - MySQL database
  • mysql-5.5 - MySQL database
  • mysql-dfsg-5.1 - MySQL database

Details

Multiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update includes
new upstream MySQL versions to fix these issues.

MySQL has been updated to 5.1.66 in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 11.10.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10 have been updated to MySQL 5.5.28.

In addition to security fixes, the updated packages contain bug fixes, new
features, and possibly incompatible changes.

Please see the following for more information:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-x.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/news-5-5-x.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2012-1515893.html

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 12.10:
mysql-server-5.5 5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
mysql-server-5.5 5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.2
Ubuntu 11.10:
mysql-server-5.1 5.1.66-0ubuntu0.11.10.2
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
mysql-server-5.1 5.1.66-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2012-3144, CVE-2012-3147, CVE-2012-3149, CVE-2012-3150, CVE-2012-3156, CVE-2012-3158, CVE-2012-3160, CVE-2012-3163, CVE-2012-3166, CVE-2012-3167, CVE-2012-3173, CVE-2012-3177, CVE-2012-3180, CVE-2012-3197, LP: 1068158