Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e00bf093

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60332 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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