[SECURITY] [DSA 3666-1] mysql-5.5 security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-3666-1:240C6
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2016-09-14T15:13:55


Debian Security Advisory DSA-3666-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso September 14, 2016 https://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : mysql-5.5 CVE ID : CVE-2016-6662

Dawid Golunski discovered that the mysqld_safe wrapper provided by the MySQL database server insufficiently restricted the load path for custom malloc implementations, which could result in privilege escalation.

The vulnerability was addressed by upgrading MySQL to the new upstream version 5.5.52, which includes additional changes, such as performance improvements, bug fixes, new features, and possibly incompatible changes. Please see the MySQL 5.5 Release Notes for further details:

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-51.html https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-52.html

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.5.52-0+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mysql-5.5 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org