Advisories ยป MGASA-2018-0283

Updated perl-DBD-mysql packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 14 Jun 2018
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 5 , 6
CVE: CVE-2017-10788 , CVE-2017-10789


Updated perl-DBD-mysql package fixes security vulnerabilities:

The DBD::mysql Perl module through 4.043 for Perl allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (use-after-free and application crash) or possibly
have unspecified other impact by triggering certain error responses from a
MySQL server or a loss of a network connection to a MySQL server. The
use-after-free defect was introduced by relying on incorrect Oracle
mysql_stmt_close documentation and code examples (CVE-2017-10788).

The DBD::mysql Perl module, when used with mysql_ssl=1 setting enabled, means
that SSL is optional (even though this setting's documentation has a "your communication with the server will be encrypted" statement), which could lead
man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers via a cleartext-downgrade attack