USN-2781-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2781-1

26th October, 2015

mysql-5.5, mysql-5.6 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in MySQL.

Software description

  • mysql-5.5 - MySQL database
  • mysql-5.6 - 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 5.5.46 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10 have been updated to MySQL 5.6.27.

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/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-45.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/news-5-5-46.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.6/en/news-5-6-26.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.6/en/news-5-6-27.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2015-2367953.html

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10:
mysql-server-5.6 5.6.27-0ubuntu1
Ubuntu 15.04:
mysql-server-5.6 5.6.27-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
mysql-server-5.5 5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
mysql-server-5.5 5.5.46-0ubuntu0.12.04.2

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-2015-4730, CVE-2015-4766, CVE-2015-4792, CVE-2015-4800, CVE-2015-4802, CVE-2015-4815, CVE-2015-4816, CVE-2015-4819, CVE-2015-4826, CVE-2015-4830, CVE-2015-4833, CVE-2015-4836, CVE-2015-4858, CVE-2015-4861, CVE-2015-4862, CVE-2015-4864, CVE-2015-4866, CVE-2015-4870, CVE-2015-4879, CVE-2015-4890, CVE-2015-4895, CVE-2015-4904, CVE-2015-4910, CVE-2015-4913