(RHSA-2004:597) mysql security update

ID RHSA-2004:597
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-03-14T19:26:59


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 (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0835 to this issue.

Lukasz Wojtow discovered a buffer overrun in the mysql_real_connect function. In order to exploit this issue an attacker would need to force the use of a malicious DNS server (CAN-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 (CAN-2004-0837).

Sergei Golubchik discovered that if a user is granted privileges to a database with a name containing an underscore ("_"), the user also gains the ability to grant privileges to other databases with similar names (CAN-2004-0957).

Additionally, the following minor temporary file vulnerabilities were discovered:

  • Stan Bubroski and Shaun Colley found a temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlbug script (CAN-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 (CAN-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.