USN-2954-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

25 April 2016

Several security issues were fixed in MySQL.

Releases

Packages

  • mysql-5.7 - 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 5.7.12 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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/5.7/en/news-5-7-12.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2016v3-2985753.html

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-2953-1: mysql-server-5.6, mysql-5.6, mysql-server-5.5, mysql-5.5