Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MySQL (MDKSA-2003:094)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in MySQL that could be executed by
any user with 'ALTER TABLE' privileges on the 'mysql' database. If
successfully exploited, the attacker could execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the mysqld process (mysqld). The
'mysql' database is used by MySQL for internal record keeping and by
default only the 'root' user, or MySQL administrative account, has
permission to alter its tables.

This vulnerability was corrected in MySQL 4.0.15 and all previous
versions are vulnerable. These packages have been patched to correct
the problem.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?eb714c55

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14076 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-094.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0780

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