MySQL < 5.1.41 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801137

Synopsis

The remote database server is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

The remote host is running MySQL Community server &lt; 5.1.41. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues :

- The application fails to correctly handle the data directory path name if it contains symlinked directories in its path which could lead to a local privilege escalation. (Bug 32167)

- MySQL clients linked against OpenSSL did not check server certificates presented by a server linked against yaSSL. (Bug 47320)

- An error related to the handling of certain SELECT statements containing subqueries.

- A failure to preserve unspecified 'null_value' flags when executing statements that use the 'GeomFromWKB' function.

Solution

Upgrade to MySQL Community server 5.1.41 or later.

See Also

bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=39277

bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=47320

bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=47780

bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=48291

dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-41.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801137

File Name: 801137.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2009/11/24

Nessus ID: 42900

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079, CVE-2009-4019

BID: 37075, 37076, 37297