Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mysql (MDVSA-2010:011)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44043


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in mysql :

mysqld in MySQL 5.0.x before 5.0.88 and 5.1.x before 5.1.41 does not (1) properly handle errors during execution of certain SELECT statements with subqueries, and does not (2) preserve certain null_value flags during execution of statements that use the GeomFromWKB function, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a crafted statement (CVE-2009-4019).

The vio_verify_callback function in viosslfactories.c in MySQL 5.0.x before 5.0.88 and 5.1.x before 5.1.41, when OpenSSL is used, accepts a value of zero for the depth of X.509 certificates, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL-based MySQL servers via a crafted certificate, as demonstrated by a certificate presented by a server linked against the yaSSL library (CVE-2009-4028).

MySQL 5.1.x before 5.1.41 allows 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 originally associated with pathnames without symlinks, and that can point to tables created at a future time at which a pathname is modified to contain a symlink to a subdirectory of the MySQL data home directory, related to incorrect calculation of the mysql_unpacked_real_data_home value. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4098 and CVE-2008-2079 (CVE-2009-4030).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
Additionally for 2009.0 and MES5 mysql has also been upgraded to the last stable 5.0 release (5.0.89).


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44043

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-011.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/01/18

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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-doc, 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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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: 2010/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4019, CVE-2009-4028, CVE-2009-4030

BID: 37075, 37076, 37297

MDVSA: 2010:011

CWE: 20, 59