Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MySQL (MDKSA-2005:036)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16379


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


A temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlaccess script in MySQL was discovered by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena. This flaw could allow an unprivileged user to let root overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack. It could also be used to view the contents of a temporary file which could contain sensitive information.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16379

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-036.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/11

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

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:lib64qt3-mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql12, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql12-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libqt3-mysql, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0004

MDKSA: 2005:036