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[GLSA-200501-33] MySQL: Insecure temporary file creation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MySQL: Insecure temporary file creation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-33
(MySQL: Insecure temporary file creation)


Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena from the Debian Security Audit
Project discovered that the 'mysqlaccess' script creates temporary
files in world-writeable directories with predictable names.

Impact

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When the mysqlaccess script is executed, this would result in the file
being overwritten with the rights of the user running the software,
which could be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0004
http://secunia.com/advisories/13867/


Solution:
All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mysql-4.0.22-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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