RHSA-2016:2059 - Security Advisory
Important: mariadb-galera security and bug fix update
Security Advisory: Important
An update for mariadb-galera is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
MariaDB is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server that is binary compatible with MySQL. Galera is a synchronous multi-master cluster for MariaDB.
- It was discovered that the MySQL logging functionality allowed writing to MySQL configuration files. An administrative database user, or a database user with FILE privileges, could possibly use this flaw to run arbitrary commands with root privileges on the system running the database server. (CVE-2016-6662)
- Because Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 changed the return format of the "systemctl is-enabled" command as consumed by shell scripts, the mariadb-galera RPM package, upon installation, erroneously detected that the MariaDB service was enabled when it was not. As a result, the Red Hat OpenStack Platform installer, which then tried to run mariadb-galera using Pacemaker and not systemd, failed to start Galera. With this update, mariadb-galera's RPM installation scripts now use a different systemctl command, correctly detecting the default MariaDB as disabled, and the installer can succeed. (BZ#1376908)
- Previously, both the mariadb-server and mariadb-galera-server packages shipped the client-facing libraries, dialog.so and mysql_clear_password.so. As a result, the mariadb-galera-server package would fail to install because of package conflicts. With this update, these libraries have been moved from mariadb-galera-server to mariadb-libs, and the mariadb-galera-server package installs successfully. (BZ#1376902)
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
After installing this update, the MariaDB server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
- Red Hat OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 7 x86_64
- BZ - 1375198 - CVE-2016-6662 mysql: general_log can write to configuration files, leading to privilege escalation
- BZ - 1376902 - RHEL 7.3 upgrades fails on upgrade because of mariadb-libs package conflict.
- BZ - 1376908 - mysqld service prevents haproxy to get started and deployment fails
Red Hat OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 7