Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL4.x i386/x86_64

2012-08-01T00:00:00
ID SL_20100216_MYSQL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-12-14T00:00:00

Description

CVE-2008-4098 mysql: incomplete upstream fix for CVE-2008-2079

CVE-2008-4456 mysql: mysql command line client XSS flaw

CVE-2009-2446 MySQL: Format string vulnerability by manipulation with database instances (crash)

CVE-2009-4030 mysql: Incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079 / CVE-2008-4098

Multiple flaws were discovered in the way MySQL handled symbolic links to tables created using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives in CREATE TABLE statements. An attacker with CREATE and DROP table privileges and shell access to the database server could use these flaws to escalate their database privileges, or gain access to tables created by other database users. (CVE-2008-4098, CVE-2009-4030)

Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default 'my.cnf' file.

An insufficient HTML entities quoting flaw was found in the mysql command line client's HTML output mode. If an attacker was able to inject arbitrary HTML tags into data stored in a MySQL database, which was later retrieved using the mysql command line client and its HTML output mode, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims viewing the HTML output in a web browser. (CVE-2008-4456)

Multiple format string flaws were found in the way the MySQL server logged user commands when creating and deleting databases. A remote, authenticated attacker with permissions to CREATE and DROP databases could use these flaws to formulate a specially crafted SQL command that would cause a temporary denial of service (open connections to mysqld are terminated). (CVE-2009-2446)

Note: To exploit the CVE-2009-2446 flaws, the general query log (the mysqld '--log' command line option or the 'log' option in 'my.cnf') must be enabled. This logging is not enabled by default.

After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text is (C) Scientific Linux.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(60735);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.3 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/12/14 20:33:26 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-2079", "CVE-2008-4098", "CVE-2008-4456", "CVE-2009-2446", "CVE-2009-4030");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL4.x i386/x86_64");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"CVE-2008-4098 mysql: incomplete upstream fix for CVE-2008-2079

CVE-2008-4456 mysql: mysql command line client XSS flaw

CVE-2009-2446 MySQL: Format string vulnerability by manipulation with
database instances (crash)

CVE-2009-4030 mysql: Incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079 / CVE-2008-4098

Multiple flaws were discovered in the way MySQL handled symbolic links
to tables created using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY
directives in CREATE TABLE statements. An attacker with CREATE and
DROP table privileges and shell access to the database server could
use these flaws to escalate their database privileges, or gain access
to tables created by other database users. (CVE-2008-4098,
CVE-2009-4030)

Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related
to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users
not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding
'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf'
configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration
was added to the default 'my.cnf' file.

An insufficient HTML entities quoting flaw was found in the mysql
command line client's HTML output mode. If an attacker was able to
inject arbitrary HTML tags into data stored in a MySQL database, which
was later retrieved using the mysql command line client and its HTML
output mode, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack
against victims viewing the HTML output in a web browser.
(CVE-2008-4456)

Multiple format string flaws were found in the way the MySQL server
logged user commands when creating and deleting databases. A remote,
authenticated attacker with permissions to CREATE and DROP databases
could use these flaws to formulate a specially crafted SQL command
that would cause a temporary denial of service (open connections to
mysqld are terminated). (CVE-2009-2446)

Note: To exploit the CVE-2009-2446 flaws, the general query log (the
mysqld '--log' command line option or the 'log' option in 'my.cnf')
must be enabled. This logging is not enabled by default.

After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be
restarted automatically."
  );
  # http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind1002&L=scientific-linux-errata&T=0&P=1912
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?dea0caf3"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(59, 79, 134, 264);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/02/16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/08/01");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Scientific Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/cpu", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Scientific Linux " >!< release) audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "running Scientific Linux");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if (cpu >!< "x86_64" && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Scientific Linux", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL4", reference:"mysql-4.1.22-2.el4_8.3")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL4", reference:"mysql-bench-4.1.22-2.el4_8.3")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL4", reference:"mysql-devel-4.1.22-2.el4_8.3")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL4", reference:"mysql-server-4.1.22-2.el4_8.3")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");