Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : mysql-dfsg-5.0 vulnerabilities (USN-671-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that MySQL could be made to overwrite existing table
files in the data directory. An authenticated user could use the DATA
DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to possibly bypass privilege
checks. This update alters table creation behaviour by disallowing the
use of the MySQL data directory in DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY
options. (CVE-2008-2079, CVE-2008-4097 and CVE-2008-4098)

It was discovered that MySQL did not handle empty bit-string literals
properly. An attacker could exploit this problem and cause the MySQL
server to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3963).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37299 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2079