[Full-disclosure] [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200503-19 ] MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (jaervosz_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 03/16/05

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-19
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      Severity: Normal
         Title: MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
          Date: March 16, 2005
          Bugs: #84819
            ID: 200503-19

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    Synopsis
    ========

    MySQL contains several vulnerabilities potentially leading to the
    overwriting of local files or to the execution of arbitrary code.

    Background
    ==========

    MySQL is a fast, multi-threaded, multi-user SQL database server.

    Affected packages
    =================

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         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 dev-db/mysql < 4.0.24 >= 4.0.24

    Description
    ===========

    MySQL fails to properly validate input for authenticated users with
    INSERT and DELETE privileges (CAN-2005-0709 and CAN-2005-0710).
    Furthermore MySQL uses predictable filenames when creating temporary
    files with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE (CAN-2005-0711).

    Impact
    ======

    At attacker with INSERT and DELETE privileges could exploit this to
    manipulate the mysql table or accessing libc calls, potentially leading
    to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
    running MySQL. An attacker with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE privileges could
    exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:

        # emerge --sync
        # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mysql-4.0.24"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] CAN-2005-0709
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0709
      [ 2 ] CAN-2005-0710
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0710
      [ 3 ] CAN-2005-0711
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0711

    Availability
    ============

    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-19.xml

    Concerns?
    =========

    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    http://bugs.gentoo.org.

    License
    =======

    Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).

    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

    
    

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