Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MySQL (MDKSA-2006:149)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

MySQL 4.1 before 4.1.21 and 5.0 before 5.0.24 allows a local user to
access a table through a previously created MERGE table, even after
the user's privileges are revoked for the original table, which might
violate intended security policy (CVE-2006-4031).

The update allows the local admin to override MERGE using the
'--skip-merge' option when running mysqld. This can be defined under
MYSQLD_OPTIONS in /etc/sysconfig/mysqld. If '--skip-merge' is not
used, the old behaviour of MERGE tables is still used.

MySQL 4.1 before 4.1.21, 5.0 before 5.0.25, and 5.1 before 5.1.12,
when run on case-sensitive filesystems, allows remote authenticated
users to create or access a database when the database name differs
only in case from a database for which they have permissions

Packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23896 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-149.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 19279

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4031

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