Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : mysql (ELSA-2007-1155)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67624


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


From 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.


Update the affected mysql packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67624

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-1155.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-bench, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-test, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/18

Reference Information

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

BID: 26353, 26765

OSVDB: 51171

RHSA: 2007:1155

CWE: 20, 264