Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : mysql (ELSA-2007-1155)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67624
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1155 :
Updated mysql packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. MySQL is a client/server implementation consisting of a server daemon (mysqld), and many different client programs and libraries.
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)
All mysql users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected mysql packages.