Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mysql (MDVSA-2008:150)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Multiple buffer overflows in yaSSL, which is used in MySQL, allowed
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-0226) or cause a
denial of service via a special Hello packet (CVE-2008-0227).

Sergei Golubchik found that MySQL did not properly validate optional
data or index directory paths given in a CREATE TABLE statement; as
well it would not, under certain conditions, prevent two databases
from using the same paths for data or index files. This could allow an
authenticated user with appropriate privilege to create tables in one
database to read and manipulate data in tables later created in other
databases, regardless of GRANT privileges (CVE-2008-2079).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36561 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-150.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0226

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