Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : mysql (ELSA-2007-0875)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0875 :

Updated mysql packages that fix a security flaw 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 discovered in MySQL's authentication protocol. It is
possible for a remote unauthenticated attacker to send a specially
crafted authentication request to the MySQL server causing it to
crash. (CVE-2007-3780)

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-August/000311.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-August/000310.html

Solution :

Update the affected mysql packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67566 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3780