RHEL 2.1 : mysql (RHSA-2004:597)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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.

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 CVE-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 (CVE-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 (CVE-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 (CVE-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 (CVE-2004-0381). -
A temporary file vulnerability was discovered in
mysqld_multi (CVE-2004-0388). - Jeroen van Wolffelaar
discovered an temporary file vulnerability in the
mysqlhotcopy script when using the scp method
(CVE-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.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0381.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0388.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0457.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0835.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0836.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0837.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0957.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-597.html

Solution :

Update the affected mysql, mysql-devel and / or mysql-server packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15536 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0381
CVE-2004-0388
CVE-2004-0457
CVE-2004-0835
CVE-2004-0836
CVE-2004-0837
CVE-2004-0957