GLSA-200605-13 : MySQL: Information leakage

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-13
(MySQL: Information leakage)

The processing of the COM_TABLE_DUMP command by a MySQL server fails to
properly validate packets that arrive from the client via a network
socket.

Impact :

By crafting specific malicious packets an attacker could gather
confidential information from the memory of a MySQL server process, for
example results of queries by other users or applications. By using PHP
code injection or similar techniques it would be possible to exploit
this flaw through web applications that use MySQL as a database
backend.
Note that on 5.x versions it is possible to overwrite the stack and
execute arbitrary code with this technique. Users of MySQL 5.x are
urged to upgrade to the latest available version.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0c8bb2e4
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200605-13.xml

Solution :

All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version.
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/mysql-4.0.27'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21355 (gentoo_GLSA-200605-13.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1516
CVE-2006-1517