RHSA-2004:597-01: Updated mysql packages fix security issues and bugs
Posted on: 10/20/2004 02:59 PM

Updated mysql packages are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated mysql packages fix security issues and bugs
Advisory ID: RHSA-2004:597-01
Issue date: 2004-10-20
Updated on: 2004-10-20
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Obsoletes: RHSA-2003:282
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0381 CAN-2004-0388 CAN-2004-0457 CAN-2004-0835 CAN-2004-0836 CAN-2004-0837 CAN-2004-0957
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1. Summary:

Updated mysql packages that fix various security issues, as well as a number of bugs, are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

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

A number security issues that affect the mysql server have been reported:

Oleksandr Byelkin discovered that "ALTER TABLE ... RENAME" checked the CREATE/INSERT rights of the old table instead of the new one. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0835 to this issue.

Lukasz Wojtow discovered a buffer overrun in the mysql_real_connect function. In order to exploit this issue an attacker would need to force the use of a malicious DNS server (CAN-2004-0836).

Dean Ellis discovered that multiple threads ALTERing the same (or different) MERGE tables to change the UNION could cause the server to crash or stall (CAN-2004-0837).

Sergei Golubchik discovered that if a user is granted privileges to a database with a name containing an underscore ("_"), the user also gains the ability to grant privileges to other databases with similar names (CAN-2004-0957).

Additionally, the following minor temporary file vulnerabilities were discovered:

- - Stan Bubroski and Shaun Colley found a temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlbug script (CAN-2004-0381).
- - A temporary file vulnerability was discovered in mysqld_multi (CAN-2004-0388).
- - Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered an temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlhotcopy script when using the scp method (CAN-2004-0457).

All users of mysql should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and also include fixes for a number of small bugs.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/ for more info):

112693 - mysqlhotcopy of local Fedora DB broken after upgrade from RH9
113960 - [PATCH] Bug fix + enhancement for mysql_setpermission
115165 - botched string concat ?
124352 - Cannot drop databases
129409 - linking with 'mysql --libs' doesent seem to work correctly.
130348 - CAN-2004-0457 mysqlhotcopy insecure temporary file vulnerability
135372 - CAN-2004-0835 MySQL flaws (CAN-2004-0836, CAN-2004-0837, CAN-2004-0957)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.src.rpm
1a6ad34678d35aa5c1bfba0ff7290c44 mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.src.rpm

i386:
a33c7efe12e0a4b0dade197a823a5e42 mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.i386.rpm
3b0621721b68c67f3d73681c9fbade09 mysql-devel-3.23.58-1.72.1.i386.rpm
63280ad1d2b39d5865a209e2822cec5e mysql-server-3.23.58-1.72.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
73b97bae08854a6bbd25a8ad0e057666 mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.ia64.rpm
709aff64529b31c9dc3ade3017509d44 mysql-devel-3.23.58-1.72.1.ia64.rpm
311db47abcc5cc79b094804c5b3912f4 mysql-server-3.23.58-1.72.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.src.rpm
1a6ad34678d35aa5c1bfba0ff7290c44 mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.src.rpm

ia64:
73b97bae08854a6bbd25a8ad0e057666 mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.ia64.rpm
709aff64529b31c9dc3ade3017509d44 mysql-devel-3.23.58-1.72.1.ia64.rpm
311db47abcc5cc79b094804c5b3912f4 mysql-server-3.23.58-1.72.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.src.rpm
1a6ad34678d35aa5c1bfba0ff7290c44 mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.src.rpm

i386:
a33c7efe12e0a4b0dade197a823a5e42 mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.i386.rpm
3b0621721b68c67f3d73681c9fbade09 mysql-devel-3.23.58-1.72.1.i386.rpm
63280ad1d2b39d5865a209e2822cec5e mysql-server-3.23.58-1.72.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.src.rpm
1a6ad34678d35aa5c1bfba0ff7290c44 mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.src.rpm

i386:
a33c7efe12e0a4b0dade197a823a5e42 mysql-3.23.58-1.72.1.i386.rpm
3b0621721b68c67f3d73681c9fbade09 mysql-devel-3.23.58-1.72.1.i386.rpm
63280ad1d2b39d5865a209e2822cec5e mysql-server-3.23.58-1.72.1.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0381
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0388
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0457
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0835
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0836
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0837
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0957

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact.html

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.


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