GLSA-200708-10 : MySQL: Denial of Service and 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-200708-10
(MySQL: Denial of Service and information leakage)

Dormando reported a vulnerability within the handling of password
packets in the connection protocol (CVE-2007-3780). Andrei Elkin also
found that the 'CREATE TABLE LIKE' command didn't require SELECT
privileges on the source table (CVE-2007-3781).

Impact :

A remote unauthenticated attacker could use the first vulnerability to
make the server crash. The second vulnerability can be used by
authenticated users to obtain information on tables they are not
normally able to access.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200708-10.xml

Solution :

All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/mysql-5.0.44'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25916 (gentoo_GLSA-200708-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3780
CVE-2007-3781