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RHSA-2005-348: mysql Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mysql packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated mysql-server packages that fix several vulnerabilities are now
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.
This update fixes several security risks in the MySQL server.
Stefano Di Paola discovered two bugs in the way MySQL handles user-defined
functions. A user with the ability to create and execute a user defined
function could potentially execute arbitrary code on the MySQL server. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the names CVE-2005-0709 and CVE-2005-0710 to these issues.
Stefano Di Paola also discovered a bug in the way MySQL creates temporary
tables. A local user could create a specially crafted symlink which could
result in the MySQL server overwriting a file which it has write access to.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0711 to this issue.
All users of the MySQL server are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain fixes for these issues.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-348.html
Threat Level: High
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