RHEL 4 : mysql (RHSA-2005:685)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated mysql packages that fix a temporary file flaw and a number of
bugs are now available.

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

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. MySQL is a
client/server implementation consisting of a server daemon (mysqld)
and many different client programs and libraries.

An insecure temporary file handling bug was found in the
mysql_install_db script. It is possible for a local user to create
specially crafted files in /tmp which could allow them to execute
arbitrary SQL commands during database installation. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2005-1636 to this issue.

These packages update mysql to version 4.1.12, fixing a number of
problems. Also, support for SSL-encrypted connections to the database
server is now provided.

All users of mysql are advised to upgrade to these updated packages.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1636.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-685.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: 19993 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1636