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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was found that the MySQL PolyFromWKB() function did not sanity
check Well-Known Binary (WKB) data. A remote, authenticated attacker
could use specially-crafted WKB data to crash mysqld. This issue only
caused a temporary denial of service, as mysqld was automatically
restarted after the crash. (CVE-2010-3840)

A flaw was found in the way MySQL processed certain alternating READ
requests provided by HANDLER statements. A remote, authenticated
attacker could use this flaw to provide such requests, causing mysqld
to crash. This issue only caused a temporary denial of service, as
mysqld was automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2010-3681)

A directory traversal flaw was found in the way MySQL handled the
parameters of the MySQL COM_FIELD_LIST network protocol command. A
remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to obtain
descriptions of the fields of an arbitrary table using a request with
a specially-crafted table name. (CVE-2010-1848)

After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ad9f97ac

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60883 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1848
CVE-2010-3681
CVE-2010-3840