GLSA 200809-04 MySQL: Privilege bypass
Posted on: 09/04/2008 11:25 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - MySQL: Privilege bypass. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200809-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MySQL: Privilege bypass
Date: September 04, 2008
Bugs: #220399
ID: 200809-04

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in MySQL might allow users to bypass privileges and
gain access to other databases.

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; 5.0.60-r1 gt;= 5.0.60-r1

Description
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Sergei Golubchik reported that MySQL imposes no restrictions on the
specification of "DATA DIRECTORY" or "INDEX DIRECTORY" in SQL "CREATE
TABLE" statements.

Impact
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An authenticated remote attacker could create MyISAM tables, specifying
DATA or INDEX directories that contain future table files by other
database users, or existing table files in the MySQL data directory,
gaining access to those tables.

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-5.0.60-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-2079
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2079

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-200809-04.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 2008 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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