Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MySQL (MDKSA-2003:094)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14076


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow was discovered in MySQL that could be executed by any user with 'ALTER TABLE' privileges on the 'mysql' database. If successfully exploited, the attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the mysqld process (mysqld). The 'mysql' database is used by MySQL for internal record keeping and by default only the 'root' user, or MySQL administrative account, has permission to alter its tables.

This vulnerability was corrected in MySQL 4.0.15 and all previous versions are vulnerable. These packages have been patched to correct the problem.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14076

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-094.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL-Max, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL-bench, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql10, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql10-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql12, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql12-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0780

MDKSA: 2003:094