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RHSA-2004-597: mysql

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the mysql packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Updated mysql packages that fix various security issues, as well as a
number of bugs, are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.

A number security issues that affect the mysql server have been reported:

Oleksandr Byelkin discovered that "ALTER TABLE ... RENAME" checked
the CREATE/INSERT rights of the old table instead of the new one. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned
the name CVE-2004-0835 to this issue.

Lukasz Wojtow discovered a buffer overrun in the mysql_real_connect
function. In order to exploit this issue a possible hacker would need to force
the use of a malicious DNS server (CVE-2004-0836).

Dean Ellis discovered that multiple threads ALTERing the same (or
different) MERGE tables to change the UNION could cause the server to crash
or stall (CVE-2004-0837).

Sergei Golubchik discovered that if a user is granted rights to a
database with a name containing an underscore ("_"), the user also gains
the ability to grant rights to other databases with similar names

Additionally, the following minor temporary file vulnerabilities were

- Stan Bubroski and Shaun Colley found a temporary file vulnerability in
the mysqlbug script (CVE-2004-0381).
- A temporary file vulnerability was discovered in mysqld_multi
- Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered an temporary file vulnerability in the
mysqlhotcopy script when using the scp method (CVE-2004-0457).

All users of mysql should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
these issues and also include fixes for a number of small bugs.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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