USN-3459-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

23 October 2017

Several security issues were fixed in MySQL.

Releases

Packages

  • mysql-5.5 - MySQL database
  • 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 5.5.58 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS,
Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10 have been updated to MySQL 5.7.20.

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-5-5-58.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-20.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2017-3236626.html

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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