Ubuntu 4.10 : mysql-dfsg vulnerability (USN-63-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20682
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJavier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena noticed that the 'mysqlaccess' program created temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.