Oracle Linux 4 : mysql (ELSA-2007-0152)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0152 :

Updated mysql packages that fix a security flaw are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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 the way MySQL handled case sensitive database
names. A user with the ability to create databases could gain
unauthorized access to other databases hosted by the MySQL server.
(CVE-2006-4226)

This flaw does not affect the version of MySQL distributed with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 5.

All users of the MySQL server are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch which fixes this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-April/000112.html

Solution :

Update the affected mysql packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67470 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4226