Debian Security Advisory

DLA-708-1 mysql-5.5 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Nov 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 841050.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5584, CVE-2016-7440.
More information:

Several issues have been discovered in the MySQL database server. The vulnerabilities are addressed by upgrading MySQL to the new upstream version 5.5.53, which includes additional changes, such as performance improvements, bug fixes, new features, and possibly incompatible changes. Please see the MySQL 5.5 Release Notes and Oracle's Critical Patch Update advisory for further details:

Also note that packaging will now create /var/lib/mysql-files, as server will now by default restrict all import/export operations to this directory.This can be changed using the secure-file-priv configuration option.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 5.5.53-0+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mysql-5.5 packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: