Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mysql (MDVSA-2008:017)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36404
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMySQL 5.0.x did not update the DEFINER value of a view when the view is altered, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges via a sequence of statements including a CREATE SQL SECURITY DEFINER VIEW statement and an ALTER VIEW statement (CVE-2007-6303).
The federated engine in MySQL 5.0.x, when performing a certain SHOW TABLE STATUS query, did not properly handle a response with a small number of columns, which could allow a remote MySQL server to cause a denial of service (federated handler crash and daemon crash) via a response that lacks the minimum required number of columns (CVE-2007-6304).
The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.