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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated mysql-server package that fixes various security issues is
now available in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras channel of Red
MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.
A number of security issues that affect the mysql-server package have
been reported. Although Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 does not ship with
the mysql-server package, the affected package is available from the
Red Hat Network Extras channel.
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
Users of mysql-server should upgrade to these erratum packages, which
correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected mysql-server package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
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CVE ID: CVE-2004-0835CVE-2004-0836CVE-2004-0837CVE-2004-0957
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