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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MySQL mysqlhotcopy script insecure temporary file

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the remote MySQL version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

You are running a version of MySQL which is older than version 4.0.21.

mysqlhotcopy is reported to contain an insecure temporary file creation
vulnerability.

The result of this is that temporary files created by the application may
use predictable filenames.

A local attacker may also possibly exploit this vulnerability to execute
symbolic link file overwrite attacks.

*** Note : this vulnerability is local only

Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of MySQL 4.0.21 or newer

Networks Security ID: 10969

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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