FreeBSD : mysql -- privilege escalation and overwrite of the system table information (8c451386-dff3-11dd-a765-0030843d3802)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

MySQL reports :

Using RENAME TABLE against a table with explicit DATA DIRECTORY and
INDEX DIRECTORY options can be used to overwrite system table
information by replacing the symbolic link points. the file to which
the symlink points.

See also :

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32111
http://www.nessus.org/u?aeba4914

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35339 (freebsd_pkg_8c451386dff311dda7650030843d3802.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 26765

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5969

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