RHEL 4 / 5 : mysql (RHSA-2007:1155)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated mysql packages that fix several security issues 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 found in a way MySQL handled symbolic links when database
tables were created with explicit 'DATA' and 'INDEX DIRECTORY'
options. An authenticated user could create a table that would
overwrite tables in other databases, causing destruction of data or
allowing the user to elevate privileges. (CVE-2007-5969)

A flaw was found in a way MySQL's InnoDB engine handled spatial
indexes. An authenticated user could create a table with spatial
indexes, which are not supported by the InnoDB engine, that would
cause the mysql daemon to crash when used. This issue only causes a
temporary denial of service, as the mysql daemon will be automatically
restarted after the crash. (CVE-2007-5925)

All mysql users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-5925.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-5969.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1155.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29737 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26353

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5925
CVE-2007-5969