RHSA-2016:2062 - Security Advisory
Important: mariadb-galera security update
Security Advisory: Important
An update for mariadb-galera is now available for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9.0 (Mitaka).
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.
- A permissions flaw was discovered in the MySQL logging functionality, which allowed writing to MySQL configuration files. An administrative database user, or a database user with FILE privileges, could possibly exploit this flaw to run arbitrary commands with root privileges on the system running the database server. (CVE-2016-6662)
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 9 x86_64
- BZ - 1375198 - CVE-2016-6662 mysql: general_log can write to configuration files, leading to privilege escalation
Red Hat OpenStack 9