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RHSA-2004-597: mysql Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mysql packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated mysql packages that fix various security issues, as well as a
number of bugs, are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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

A number security issues that affect the mysql server have been reported:

Oleksandr Byelkin discovered that "ALTER TABLE ... RENAME" checked
the CREATE/INSERT rights of the old table instead of the new one. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned
the name CVE-2004-0835 to this issue.

Lukasz Wojtow discovered a buffer overrun in the mysql_real_connect
function. In order to exploit this issue a possible hacker would need to force
the use of a malicious DNS server (CVE-2004-0836).

Dean Ellis discovered that multiple threads ALTERing the same (or
different) MERGE tables to change the UNION could cause the server to crash
or stall (CVE-2004-0837).

Sergei Golubchik discovered that if a user is granted rights to a
database with a name containing an underscore ("_"), the user also gains
the ability to grant rights to other databases with similar names

Additionally, the following minor temporary file vulnerabilities were

- Stan Bubroski and Shaun Colley found a temporary file vulnerability in
the mysqlbug script (CVE-2004-0381).
- A temporary file vulnerability was discovered in mysqld_multi
- Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered an temporary file vulnerability in the
mysqlhotcopy script when using the scp method (CVE-2004-0457).

All users of mysql should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
these issues and also include fixes for a number of small bugs.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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