Updated mysql packages that fix various security issues are now available.
MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386 Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 Fedora Core 1 - i386
3. Problem description:
This update fixes several security risks in the MySQL server.
Stefano Di Paola discovered two bugs in the way MySQL handles user-defined functions. A user with the ability to create and execute a user defined function could potentially execute arbitrary code on the MySQL server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CAN-2005-0709 and CAN-2005-0710 to these issues.
Stefano Di Paola also discovered a bug in the way MySQL creates temporary tables. A local user could create a specially crafted symlink which could result in the MySQL server overwriting a file which it has write access to. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2005-0711 to this issue.
All users of the MySQL server are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain fixes for these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.
Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:
or to use apt:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.