Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : mysql-dfsg-5.0 vulnerabilities (USN-338-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Dmitri Lenev discovered that arguments of setuid SQL functions were
evaluated in the security context of the functions' definer instead of
its caller. An authenticated user with the privilege to call such a
function could exploit this to execute arbitrary statements with the
privileges of the definer of that function. (CVE-2006-4227)

Peter Gulutzan reported a potentially confusing situation of the MERGE
table engine. If an user creates a merge table, and the administrator
later revokes privileges on the original table only (without changing
the privileges on the merge table), that user still has access to the
data by using the merge table. This is intended behaviour, but might
be undesirable in some installations
this update introduces a new
server option '--skip-merge' which disables the MERGE engine
completely. (CVE-2006-4031).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27917 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4031
CVE-2006-4227