GLSA-200708-10 : MySQL: Denial of Service and information leakage
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25916
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-10 (MySQL: Denial of Service and information leakage)
Dormando reported a vulnerability within the handling of password packets in the connection protocol (CVE-2007-3780). Andrei Elkin also found that the 'CREATE TABLE LIKE' command didn't require SELECT privileges on the source table (CVE-2007-3781).
A remote unauthenticated attacker could use the first vulnerability to make the server crash. The second vulnerability can be used by authenticated users to obtain information on tables they are not normally able to access.
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-5.0.44'