SuSE 10 Security Update : MySQL (ZYPP Patch Number 5338)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33886


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


The database server mySQL was updated to fix two security problems :

- MySQL allowed local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are within the MySQL home data directory, which can point to tables that are created in the future. (CVE-2008-2079)

- in MySQL 5.0.x before 5.0.32 and 5.1.x before 5.1.14 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) via an EXPLAIN SELECT FROM on the INFORMATION_SCHEMA table, as originally demonstrated using ORDER BY. (CVE-2006-7232)


Apply ZYPP patch number 5338.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33886

File Name: suse_mysql-5338.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/08/14

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7232, CVE-2008-2079

CWE: 89, 264