Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MySQL (MDKSA-2004:119)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15599


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


A number of problems have been discovered in the MySQL database server :

Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered an insecure temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlhotcopy script when using the scp method (CVE-2004-0457).

Oleksandr Byelkin discovered that the 'ALTER TABLE ... RENAME' would check the CREATE/INSERT rights of the old table rather than the new one (CVE-2004-0835).

Lukasz Wojtow discovered a buffer overrun in the mysql_real_connect function (CVE-2004-0836).

Dean Ellis discovered that multiple threads ALTERing the same (or different) MERGE tables to change the UNION can cause the server to crash or stall (CVE-2004-0837).

The updated MySQL packages have been patched to protect against these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15599

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-119.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/02

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/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:lib64mysql12, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64mysql12-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql12, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql12-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0457, CVE-2004-0835, CVE-2004-0836, CVE-2004-0837

MDKSA: 2004:119

CWE: 119