RHEL 3 : mysql-server (RHSA-2004:611)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15631


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated mysql-server package that fixes various security issues is now available in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras channel of Red Hat Network.

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.

A number of security issues that affect the mysql-server package have been reported. Although Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 does not ship with the mysql-server package, the affected package is available from the Red Hat Network Extras channel.

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).

Users of mysql-server should upgrade to these erratum packages, which correct these issues.


Update the affected mysql-server package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15631

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-611.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/11/04

Modified: 2014/05/02

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-server, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/05/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0835, CVE-2004-0836, CVE-2004-0837, CVE-2004-0957

OSVDB: 10658, 10659, 10660, 10959

RHSA: 2004:611

CWE: 119