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Debian: New mysql packages fix several vulnerabilities

Date 13 Apr 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 707-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
April 13th, 2005              
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Package        : mysql
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0957
BugTraq ID     : 12781
Debian Bug     : 285276 296674 300158

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in MySQL, a popular
database.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies
the following problems:


    Sergei Golubchik discovered a problem in the access handling for
    similar named databases.  If a user is granted privileges to a
    database with a name containing an underscore ("_"), the user also
    gains privileges to other databases with similar names.


    Stefano Di Paola discovered that MySQL allows remote
    authenticated users with INSERT and DELETE privileges to execute
    arbitrary code by using CREATE FUNCTION to access libc calls.


    Stefano Di Paola discovered that MySQL allows remote authenticated
    users with INSERT and DELETE privileges to bypass library path
    restrictions and execute arbitrary libraries by using INSERT INTO
    to modify the mysql.func table.


   Stefano Di Paola discovered that MySQL uses predictable file names
   when creating temporary tables, which allows local users with
   CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE privileges to overwrite arbitrary files via
   a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 3.23.49-8.11.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 4.0.24-5 of mysql-dfsg and in version 4.1.10a-6 of

We recommend that you upgrade your mysql packages.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
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  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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  Big endian MIPS architecture:
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  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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  PowerPC architecture:
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  IBM S/390 architecture:
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  Sun Sparc architecture:
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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