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MySQL mysqlhotcopy script insecure temporary file Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for the remote MySQL version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

You are running a version of MySQL which is older than version 4.0.21.

mysqlhotcopy is reported to contain an insecure temporary file creation

The result of this is that temporary files created by the application may
use predictable filenames.

A local attacker may also possibly exploit this vulnerability to execute
symbolic link file overwrite attacks.

*** Note : this vulnerability is local only

Threat Level: Medium
Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of MySQL 4.0.21 or newer

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