MySQL < 5.0.51a / 5.1.23 / 6.0.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is earlier than
5.0.51a / 5.1.23 / 6.0.4 and thus reportedly affected by the following
two vulnerabilities :

- An attacker may be able to cause the the federated
handler and daemon to crash when the federated engine
issues a SHOW TABLE STATUS LIKE query by having a
malicious server return a response with less than
14 columns. (MySQL bug #29801 / CVE-2007-6304)

- It fails to update the DEFINER value of a view when that
is altered, which could allow an authenticated user to
gain additional access through the ALTER VIEW. (MySQL
bug #29908 / CVE-2007-6303)

See also :

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=29801
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=29908
http://lists.mysql.com/announce/502
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-23.html

Solution :

Upgrade to MySQL version 5.0.51a / 5.1.23 / 6.0.4 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 17813 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26832

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6303
CVE-2007-6304