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Debian: New mysql packages fix insecure temporary files Print E-mail
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Posted by Joseph Shakespeare   
Debian Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena from the Debian Security Audit Project discoverd a temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlaccess script of MySQL that could allow an unprivileged user to let root overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack and could also could unveil the contents of a temporary file which might contain sensitive information.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 647-1                                        Martin Schulze
January 19th, 2005            
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Package        : mysql
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0004

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena from the Debian Security Audit Project
discoverd a temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlaccess script of
MySQL that could allow an unprivileged user to let root overwrite
arbitrary files via a symlink attack and could also could unveil the
contents of a temporary file which might contain sensitive

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.23.49-8.9.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0.23-3 of mysql-dfsg and in version 4.1.8a-6 of

We recommend that you upgrade your mysql packages.

Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      875 943c6c647b130518c2a6c96bcb9c4031
      Size/MD5 checksum:    68320 7c46ef730e9c81c554b6d511481c02b7
      Size/MD5 checksum: 11861035 a2820d81997779a9fdf1f4b3c321564a

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17484 9c6cf59a839d3fc25a74f164358008e2
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1962992 a4cacebaadf9d5988da0ed1a336b48e6

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   278304 345708861734203ea2b8539c08a522a5
      Size/MD5 checksum:   779380 fa6bc20e561e5022eedc5dcd69715a27
      Size/MD5 checksum:   164116 f71397420366e10b5baf839658611271
      Size/MD5 checksum:  3635240 09c8c082c5bb1a5aec7fc55bebc0bcd6

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   238910 874cde30bec50e22aec0d66b163b5d60
      Size/MD5 checksum:   635228 2cde5c1d7b306ad42b57a0cf26980546
      Size/MD5 checksum:   124520 4a625fd5ba3b3f28cc13ebf65c2a1afb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2806914 3d001b9b0c0cb886e145d0bd39af870f

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   235264 44202de31efe2267b50a0e24fb8ee3fd
      Size/MD5 checksum:   577118 081914b6293637cedc177b4c10671796
      Size/MD5 checksum:   123080 0d35e7a8bd5f5ae806c55a2a12aa6ac1
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2800998 e2af0992c6a9921dfc864e75c1495258

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   315628 29091ddf30d6c12f777f53cec06b740b
      Size/MD5 checksum:   849066 aa2f4e5c92fc2779c3072c85d68ffb5f
      Size/MD5 checksum:   174356 b4e35c1cbe4726f3abdeb5b159027c29
      Size/MD5 checksum:  4000374 bc43f76d2bde3d546f4d0c3a5066a641

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   281234 342cd7fccbb64631bf655cb7952e90c1
      Size/MD5 checksum:   744302 546d8e2ba4c48c8936be30396dbedab2
      Size/MD5 checksum:   141156 0b4874c0a5e0961dc6027ed24bd2a6f9
      Size/MD5 checksum:  3515058 335d0afef63d0abc18e20ad760bd70b1

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   228298 ace3b33157e09b2b78e23bd945cc56a5
      Size/MD5 checksum:   558298 b8c4e5656cc5a4208875740ed1b17aa9
      Size/MD5 checksum:   118952 ce85668f7070bcd748aad870c72aa150
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2647058 02d740546dc1690a604225d5e37cc99b

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   251516 9f7505c8797f0f36272449ea8b416ce6
      Size/MD5 checksum:   689502 3bd49b0204f94da6a254dee9f0dfd778
      Size/MD5 checksum:   134466 4dd241930eaec445b5ef90aa68f7d4ab
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2848984 c5b09b6786844a747c8b8cef395dfac4

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   251192 73d7c69f49a13e8e3592310c2bc675e0
      Size/MD5 checksum:   689122 f13325c3394b0385c76d289d886f165f
      Size/MD5 checksum:   134828 6d0e79f252d1cd3048ce3367aa200636
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2839732 499551d692fc5d80fd16c43e83e19201

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   248344 d2fbd5ac1b1ce08963b38c276297f8fb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   653252 eefbee85063e49943d26b4e4f278343a
      Size/MD5 checksum:   130004 33fb65f2e7d3e0b3681dc2ab8dc72762
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2823828 29fa73043be8ec6caa52c65719fd9fc0

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   250630 e37efa3ab7dc647355c3525940f1e580
      Size/MD5 checksum:   607800 31a8eb384c66765e82f8330e20e9abb8
      Size/MD5 checksum:   126984 cc938da5903e7d7f22da55c88bdaa552
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2691598 e944a61e4f832a410ef48a6ef1fafa36

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   241812 f2996905943eaa9e4a04c842623cb4ce
      Size/MD5 checksum:   616256 251bda8bfc97c7d216faa1e0e174d4b6
      Size/MD5 checksum:   130942 372c0534b98507f3ecdcb3944c2f8a92
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2940408 38cd0279c75c8968a50b2742e810f484

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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