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Title:       EGI SVG 'ADVISORY' [TLP:WHITE] Up to 'HIGH' risk - MySQL server compromise [EGI-SVG-CVE-2018-2562] 

Date:        2018-04-13

Affected software and risk

Up to HIGH risk vulnerability concerning MariaDB MySQL

Package : MySQL 
CVE ID  : CVE-2018-2562

This vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise a MySQL Server

Actions required/recommended

Sites running MySQL should update if they are running distributions where a patch is available.

If a patch is not available, sites should ensure that MySQL is not directly accessible on the network.

Sites should always ensure that MySQL is not directly accessible from the network unless it is essential for that application. 

Affected software details

This is fixed for MariaDB 10.1.31 and later [R 6], 
MariaDB 10.2.13 and later [R 7], MariaDB 5.5.59  and later[R 8] 


Ensure that MySQL is not directly exposed to the network.  

Component installation information

For RedHat see [R 2]

For Ubuntu see [R 3]

For Debian see [R 4] 

For Scientific Linux see [R 5]


** WHITE information - Unlimited distribution - see for distribution restrictions***                       


Minor updates may be made without re-distribution to the sites


Comments or questions should be sent to svg-rat  at

If you find or become aware of another vulnerability which is relevant to EGI you may report it by e-mail to  

report-vulnerability at
the EGI Software Vulnerability Group will take a look according to the procedure defined in [R 9]  

Note that this has been updated and the latest version approved by the Operations Management Board in November 2017


[R 1]

[R 2]

[R 3]  

[R 4] 

[R 5]

[R 6]

[R 7]

[R 8]

[R 9]


SVG was alerted to this vulnerability by Mischa Salle 

Yyyy-mm-dd  [EGI-SVG-CVE-2018-2562] 

2018-03-18 SVG alerted to this issue by Mischa Salle
2018-03-18 Acknowledgement from the EGI SVG to the reporter
2018-03-20 Investigation of vulnerability and relevance to EGI carried out 
2018-03-20 EGI SVG Risk Assessment completed
2018-04--- Fix still not available for all linux distributions
2018-04-13 Advisory sent to sites


This advisory has been prepared as part of the effort to fulfil EGI SVG's purpose 
"To minimize the risk to the EGI infrastructure arising from software vulnerabilities"

The risk is that assessed by the group, according to the EGI SVG issue handling procedure [R 9]  
in the context of how the software is used in the EGI infrastructure. 
It is the opinion of the group, we do not guarantee it to be correct. 
The risk may also be higher or lower in other deployments depending on how the software is used.   

Others may re-use this information provided they:-

1) Respect the provided TLP classification

2) Credit the EGI Software Vulnerability Group