CVE-2016-6664

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.

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Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse):
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11.0 (Ocata):
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12.0:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0 (Liberty):
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9.0:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

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
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

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