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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1658-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1658-1
Posted Dec 11, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1658-1 - It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain long arguments. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-5611
MD5 | fcf28991833b1bb1c22dc655b11d3cb0

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1658-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1658-1
December 10, 2012

mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerability
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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:

MySQL could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted
network traffic from an authenticated user.

Software Description:
- mysql-5.5: MySQL database
- mysql-5.1: MySQL database
- mysql-dfsg-5.1: MySQL database

Details:

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain long arguments. A
remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
mysql-server-5.5 5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
mysql-server-5.5 5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.3

Ubuntu 11.10:
mysql-server-5.1 5.1.66-0ubuntu0.11.10.3

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
mysql-server-5.1 5.1.66-0ubuntu0.10.04.3

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1658-1
CVE-2012-5611

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.5/5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.5/5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.1/5.1.66-0ubuntu0.11.10.3

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-dfsg-5.1/5.1.66-0ubuntu0.10.04.3

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