Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60332


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


A flaw was found in a way MySQL handled symbolic links when database tables were created with explicit 'DATA' and 'INDEX DIRECTORY' options. An authenticated user could create a table that would overwrite tables in other databases, causing destruction of data or allowing the user to elevate privileges. (CVE-2007-5969)

A flaw was found in a way MySQL's InnoDB engine handled spatial indexes. An authenticated user could create a table with spatial indexes, which are not supported by the InnoDB engine, that would cause the mysql daemon to crash when used. This issue only causes a temporary denial of service, as the mysql daemon will be automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2007-5925)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60332

File Name: sl_20071218_mysql_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5925, CVE-2007-5969

CWE: 20, 264