RHEL 4 / 5 : mysql (RHSA-2007:0875)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated mysql packages that fix a security flaw are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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. MySQL is a
client/server implementation consisting of a server daemon (mysqld)
and many different client programs and libraries.

A flaw was discovered in MySQL's authentication protocol. It is
possible for a remote unauthenticated attacker to send a specially
crafted authentication request to the MySQL server causing it to
crash. (CVE-2007-3780)

All users of the MySQL server are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch which fixes this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25970 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25017

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3780