CVE-2016-5617

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-10-19
Bugzilla:
1386564: CVE-2016-5617 mysql: insecure error log file handling in mysqld_safe (CPU Oct 2016)
A flaw was found in the way the mysqld_safe script handled creation of error log file. The mysql operating system user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to root.

Find out more about CVE-2016-5617 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-mysql56-mysql) RHSA-2016:2749 2016-11-15
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-mariadb101-mariadb) RHSA-2018:0574 2018-03-21
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (mysql55-mysql) RHSA-2016:2130 2016-10-31
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (mysql55-mysql) RHSA-2016:2130 2016-10-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (mariadb) RHSA-2017:2192 2017-08-01
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-mysql56-mysql) RHSA-2016:2749 2016-11-15
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-mariadb101-mariadb) RHSA-2018:0574 2018-03-21
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-mariadb100-mariadb) RHSA-2018:0279 2018-02-06
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-mariadb100-mariadb) RHSA-2018:0279 2018-02-06

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux mariadb55-mariadb Will not fix
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-mysql57-mysql Not affected
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9.0 mariadb-galera Will not fix
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0 (Liberty) mariadb-galera Will not fix
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12.0 mariadb-galera Will not fix
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11.0 (Ocata) mariadb-galera Will not fix
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 mariadb-galera Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7 mariadb-galera Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7 mariadb-galera Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) mariadb-galera Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mysql Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 mysql55-mysql Will not fix

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