GLSA 200708-10 MySQL: Denial of Service and information leakage
Posted on: 08/16/2007 06:20 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - MySQL: Denial of Service and information leakage. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200708-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MySQL: Denial of Service and information leakage
Date: August 16, 2007
Bugs: #185333
ID: 200708-10

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Synopsis
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A Denial of Service vulnerability and a table structure information
leakage vulnerability were found in MySQL.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/mysql lt; 5.0.44 gt;= 5.0.44

Description
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Dormando reported a vulnerability within the handling of password
packets in the connection protocol (CVE-2007-3780). Andrei Elkin also
found that the "CREATE TABLE LIKE" command didn't require SELECT
privileges on the source table (CVE-2007-3781).

Impact
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A remote unauthenticated attacker could use the first vulnerability to
make the server crash. The second vulnerability can be used by
authenticated users to obtain information on tables they are not
normally able to access.

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-5.0.44"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-3780
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3780
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-3781
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3781

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-200708-10.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 2007 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/2.5



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