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[DSA783] DSA-783-1 mysql-dfsg-4.1 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-783-1 mysql-dfsg-4.1

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Eric Romang discovered a temporary file vulnerability in a script
accompanied with MySQL, a popular database, that allows a possible hacker to
execute arbitrary SQL commands when the server is installed or
The old stable distribution (woody) as well as mysql-dfsg are not
affected by this problem.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.1.11a-4sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.1.12 for mysql-dfsg-4.1 and 5.0.11beta-3 of mysql-dfsg-5.0.
We recommend that you upgrade your mysql packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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