Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mysql (MDVSA-2008:017)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36404


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


MySQL 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36404

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64mysql-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64mysql15, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql15, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-bench, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-max, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-ndb-extra, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-ndb-management, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-ndb-storage, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-ndb-tools, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6303, CVE-2007-6304

BID: 26832

MDVSA: 2008:017