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USN96-1 : mysql-dfsg vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mysql-dfsg vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libmysqlclient-dev
- libmysqlclient12
- mysql-client
- mysql-common
- mysql-server


Description :

Stefano Di Paola discovered three privilege escalation flaws in the MySQL
server:

- If an authenticated user had INSERT rights on the 'mysql' administrative
database, the CREATE FUNCTION command permited that user to use libc functions
to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the database server (user
'mysql'). (CVE-2005-0709)

- If an authenticated user had INSERT rights on the 'mysql' administrative
database, it was possible to load a library located in an arbitrary directory
by using INSERT INTO mysql.func instead of CREATE FUNCTION. This permited the
user to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the database server (user
'mysql'). (CVE-2005-0710)

- Temporary files belonging to tables created with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE were
handled in an insecure way. This permited any local computer user to overwrite
arbitrary files with the rights of the database server. (CVE-2005-0711)

Matt Brubeck discovered that the directory /usr/share/mysql/ was owned and
writ
[...]

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libmysqlclient-dev-4.0.20-2ubuntu1.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libmysqlclient12-4.0.20-2ubuntu1.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- mysql-client-4.0.20-2ubuntu1.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- mysql-common-4.0.20-2ubuntu1.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- mysql-server-4.0.20-2ubuntu1.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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