USN-3103-1: DBD::mysql vulnerabilities

13 October 2016

libdbd-mysql-perl vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

DBD::mysql could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • libdbd-mysql-perl - Perl5 database interface to the MySQL database

Details

It was discovered that DBD::mysql incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause DBD::mysql to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9906)

Hanno Böck discovered that DBD::mysql incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause DBD::mysql to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8949)

Pali Rohár discovered that DBD::mysql incorrectly handled certain user supplied data. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause DBD::mysql to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-1246)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libdbd-mysql-perl - 4.025-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libdbd-mysql-perl - 4.020-1ubuntu0.1

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.

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