GLSA 200503-19: MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/16/2005 12:04 PM

A MySQL security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/mysql lt; 4.0.24 gt;= 4.0.24

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
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[ 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
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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?
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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
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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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