MySQL < 4.0.24 / 4.1.10a Multiple Vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17313
SynopsisThe remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote host is running a version of MySQL which older than version 4.0.24 or 4.1.10a. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues.
- MySQL uses predictable file names when creating temporary tables, which allows local users with 'CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE' privileges to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack. (CVE-2005-0711)
- A flaw exists that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges when an authenticated user with 'INSERT' and 'DELETE' privileges bypasses library path restrictions using 'INSERT INTO' to modify the 'mysql.func' table. (CVE-2005-0709)
- A flaw exists that may allow a mlicious user to load arbitrary libraries when an authenticated user with 'INSERT' and 'DELETE' privileges use the 'CREATE FUNCTION' command to specify and load an arbitrary custom library. (CVE-2005-0710)
SolutionUpgrade to MySQL 4.0.24, 4.1.10a, or later as this reportedly fixes the issue.