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Ubuntu: Security update for MySQL

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain long arguments. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code.

Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1658-1
December 10, 2012

mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

MySQL could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted
network traffic from an authenticated user.

Software Description:
- mysql-5.5: MySQL database
- mysql-5.1: MySQL database
- mysql-dfsg-5.1: MySQL database

Details:

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain long arguments. A
remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
 mysql-server-5.5                5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
 mysql-server-5.5                5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.3

Ubuntu 11.10:
 mysql-server-5.1                5.1.66-0ubuntu0.11.10.3

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
 mysql-server-5.1                5.1.66-0ubuntu0.10.04.3

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

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1658-1
 CVE-2012-5611

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.5/5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.2
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.5/5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.3
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.1/5.1.66-0ubuntu0.11.10.3

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-dfsg-5.1/5.1.66-0ubuntu0.10.04.3
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