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Mandrake In MySQL 3.23.55 and earlier, MySQL would create world-writeable files and allow mysql users to gain root privileges by using the "SELECT * INTO OUTFILE" operator to overwrite a configuration file, which could cause mysql to run as root upon restarting the daemon.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           MySQL
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:057
Date:                   May 14th, 2003

Affected versions:	8.2, 9.0, Corporate Server 2.1

Problem Description:

 In MySQL 3.23.55 and earlier, MySQL would create world-writeable files
 and allow mysql users to gain root privileges by using the "SELECT *
 INTO OUTFILE" operator to overwrite a configuration file, which could
 cause mysql to run as root upon restarting the daemon.
 This has been fixed upstream in version 3.23.56, which is provided for
 Mandrake Linux 9.0 and Corporate Server 2.1 users.  The other updated
 packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 771da57ceb06e83004574943d5b0ac90  corporate/2.1/RPMS/libmysql10-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 9cb6003252c9739437ac718f8ce30bd3  corporate/2.1/RPMS/libmysql10-devel-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 23ca6464b816cef97219b6502f724ba1  corporate/2.1/RPMS/MySQL-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 875361e8f58f0a4115d97218c5d2994b  corporate/2.1/RPMS/MySQL-Max-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 6c232f27da3a9ef54aaedf27adf24194  corporate/2.1/RPMS/MySQL-bench-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 35f369564c22d2ea616be53ed3cfc443  corporate/2.1/RPMS/MySQL-client-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 ec9f60b48602b37ab0d0f169e6f76d7d  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/MySQL-3.23.56-1.3mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 f5e6fe580b843dc2b9b88dc718a7e023  8.2/RPMS/libmysql10-3.23.47-5.4mdk.i586.rpm
 de9d9746e1d11e9ac0f33d8dccc9efb5  8.2/RPMS/libmysql10-devel-3.23.47-5.4mdk.i586.rpm
 8b6a93228a219c0c8c1ee3bf10f8db75  8.2/RPMS/MySQL-3.23.47-5.4mdk.i586.rpm
 78661bad82cdfd289b15b5a04ad5a7dc  8.2/RPMS/MySQL-bench-3.23.47-5.4mdk.i586.rpm
 e0dff82e38a007e76dd47e3f36af6cf8  8.2/RPMS/MySQL-client-3.23.47-5.4mdk.i586.rpm
 cb9877acc377e474a747b92b248ad15f  8.2/SRPMS/MySQL-3.23.47-5.4mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
 687e59d3fd1b6537089f5170fcb6b774  ppc/8.2/RPMS/libmysql10-3.23.47-5.4mdk.ppc.rpm
 42ecf94aeef17701612f9ca983532f49  ppc/8.2/RPMS/libmysql10-devel-3.23.47-5.4mdk.ppc.rpm
 2166b3a117fd64530fe9c4824863c794  ppc/8.2/RPMS/MySQL-3.23.47-5.4mdk.ppc.rpm
 a63145890735d6d6fe2f5deb89dcaea3  ppc/8.2/RPMS/MySQL-bench-3.23.47-5.4mdk.ppc.rpm
 bef9db8d6b2c601c198108b1691d18ad  ppc/8.2/RPMS/MySQL-client-3.23.47-5.4mdk.ppc.rpm
 cb9877acc377e474a747b92b248ad15f  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/MySQL-3.23.47-5.4mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 771da57ceb06e83004574943d5b0ac90  9.0/RPMS/libmysql10-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 9cb6003252c9739437ac718f8ce30bd3  9.0/RPMS/libmysql10-devel-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 23ca6464b816cef97219b6502f724ba1  9.0/RPMS/MySQL-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 875361e8f58f0a4115d97218c5d2994b  9.0/RPMS/MySQL-Max-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 6c232f27da3a9ef54aaedf27adf24194  9.0/RPMS/MySQL-bench-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 35f369564c22d2ea616be53ed3cfc443  9.0/RPMS/MySQL-client-3.23.56-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
 ec9f60b48602b37ab0d0f169e6f76d7d  9.0/SRPMS/MySQL-3.23.56-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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