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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo MySQL contains several vulnerabilities potentially leading to the overwriting of local files or to the execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200503-19
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: March 16, 2005
      Bugs: #84819
        ID: 200503-19

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Synopsis
========

MySQL contains several vulnerabilities potentially leading to the
overwriting of local files or to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package       /  Vulnerable  /                         Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-db/mysql      < 4.0.24                              >= 4.0.24

Description
===========

MySQL fails to properly validate input for authenticated users with
INSERT and DELETE privileges (CAN-2005-0709 and CAN-2005-0710).
Furthermore MySQL uses predictable filenames when creating temporary
files with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE (CAN-2005-0711).

Impact
======

At attacker with INSERT and DELETE privileges could exploit this to
manipulate the mysql table or accessing libc calls, potentially leading
to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running MySQL. An attacker with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE privileges could
exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mysql-4.0.24"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-0709
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0709
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-0710
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0710
  [ 3 ] CAN-2005-0711
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0711

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-19.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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