RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : mysql (RHSA-2005:334)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated mysql packages that fix several vulnerabilities are now
available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

This update fixes several security risks in the MySQL server.

Stefano Di Paola discovered two bugs in the way MySQL handles
user-defined functions. A user with the ability to create and execute
a user defined function could potentially execute arbitrary code on
the MySQL server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-0709 and CVE-2005-0710
to these issues.

Stefano Di Paola also discovered a bug in the way MySQL creates
temporary tables. A local user could create a specially crafted
symlink which could result in the MySQL server overwriting a file
which it has write access to. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CVE-2005-0711 to this issue.

All users of the MySQL server are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain fixes for these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0709.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0710.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0711.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-334.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17646 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0709
CVE-2005-0710
CVE-2005-0711