I have a query if MySQL component is part of a standard RHEL installation or it is installed additionally as an RPM? There was a security analysis run on one server which has RHEL 5.8 installed and it is showing security vulnerabilities with respect to MySQL such as CVE-2012-2750, CVE-2012-3163 etc. The vulnerability solution in the security report is showing solutions like:
1) Download and apply the upgrade from: http://downloads.mysql.com/archives.php
2) Download and apply the upgrade from: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql
I had put the request in the Oracle forum but there was a mistake with my question. Request you to please revert.
Mysql basic packages will be installed by default when installing the RHEL, If you dont want the mysql, you can customize installation according to your requirement..
Some people will select the default installation, thereby this mysql packages also installed along with OS packages.
Thanks for your reply. Is it possible to remove the package installed by default if it is found that it is of no use?
There are few observations with the 2 links I posted, in the link,
it is difficult to figure out which update to apply as it is giving a whole lot of product versions and in the other link, it is giving reference mainly to one particular version of the product, MySQL Community Server 5.6.14 which may not be the version to apply.
I was wondering how to upgrade from these links if these links are not showing something specific.
Request you to please revert.