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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1155 :
Updated mysql packages that fix several security issues 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 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)
All mysql users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
See also :
Update the affected mysql packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true