USN-1397-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

12 March 2012

Several security issues were fixed in MySQL.

Releases

Packages

  • mysql-5.1 - MySQL database
  • mysql-dfsg-5.0 - 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 5.1.61 in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.10,
Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS has been updated to
MySQL 5.0.95.

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/5.0/en/news-5-0-x.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2012-366304.html

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-1017-1: mysql-server-5.1, mysql-5.1, mysql-server-5.0, mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-dfsg-5.1
  • USN-897-1: mysql-server-5.1, mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-server-5.0, mysql-dfsg-5.1
  • USN-950-1: mysql-server-5.1, mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-server-5.0, mysql-dfsg-5.1
  • USN-671-1: mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-server-5.0
  • USN-559-1: mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-server-5.0