Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MySQL (MDKSA-2007:139)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

MySQL 5.x before 5.0.36 allows local users to cause a denial of
service (database crash) by performing information_schema table
subselects and using ORDER BY to sort a single-row result, which
prevents certain structure elements from being initialized and
triggers a NULL dereference in the filesort function. This issue does
not affect MySQL 5.0.37 in Mandriva Linux 2007.1. (CVE-2007-1420)

The in_decimal::set function in in MySQL before
5.0.40, and 5.1 before 5.1.18-beta, allows context-dependent attackers
to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted IF clause that
results in a divide-by-zero error and a NULL pointer dereference.

MySQL before 4.1.23, 5.0.x before 5.0.42, and 5.1.x before 5.1.18 does
not require the DROP privilege for RENAME TABLE statements, which
allows remote authenticated users to rename arbitrary tables.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent the above issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25669 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-139.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1420

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