GLSA-200503-19 : MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17344
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-19 (MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)
MySQL fails to properly validate input for authenticated users with INSERT and DELETE privileges (CAN-2005-0709 and CAN-2005-0710).
Furthermore MySQL uses predictable filenames when creating temporary files with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE (CAN-2005-0711).
An attacker with INSERT and DELETE privileges could exploit this to manipulate the mysql table or accessing libc calls, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running MySQL. An attacker with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE privileges could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/mysql-4.0.24'