Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MySQL (MDKSA-2005:036)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlaccess script in MySQL was
discovered by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena. This flaw could allow an
unprivileged user to let root overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink
attack. It could also be used to view the contents of a temporary file
which could contain sensitive information.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16379 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-036.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0004

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