SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated mysql packages that fix various security issues, as well as a number of bugs, are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.
A number security issues that affect the mysql server have been reported :
Oleksandr Byelkin discovered that 'ALTER TABLE ... RENAME' checked the CREATE/INSERT rights of the old table instead of the new one. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0835 to this issue.
Lukasz Wojtow discovered a buffer overrun in the mysql_real_connect function. In order to exploit this issue an attacker would need to force the use of a malicious DNS server (CVE-2004-0836).
Dean Ellis discovered that multiple threads ALTERing the same (or different) MERGE tables to change the UNION could cause the server to crash or stall (CVE-2004-0837).
Sergei Golubchik discovered that if a user is granted privileges to a database with a name containing an underscore ('_'), the user also gains the ability to grant privileges to other databases with similar names (CVE-2004-0957).
Additionally, the following minor temporary file vulnerabilities were discovered :
- Stan Bubroski and Shaun Colley found a temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlbug script (CVE-2004-0381). - A temporary file vulnerability was discovered in mysqld_multi (CVE-2004-0388). - Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered an temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlhotcopy script when using the scp method (CVE-2004-0457).
All users of mysql should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and also include fixes for a number of small bugs.
SolutionUpdate the affected mysql, mysql-devel and / or mysql-server packages.
File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-597.nasl
Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent
Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-server, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1
Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu
Exploit Ease: Exploits are available
Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2004
Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/4/2004