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RHSA-2007:1155: mysql security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
7 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) December 10, 2007 March 10, 2008 July 04, 2017

Description

Updated mysql packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. 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. MySQL is a client/server implementation consisting of a server daemon (mysqld), and many different client programs and libraries. A flaw was found in a way MySQL handled symbolic links when database tables were created with explicit "DATA" and "INDEX DIRECTORY" options. An authenticated user could create a table that would overwrite tables in other databases, causing destruction of data or allowing the user to elevate privileges. (CVE-2007-5969) A flaw was found in a way MySQL's InnoDB engine handled spatial indexes. An authenticated user could create a table with spatial indexes, which are not supported by the InnoDB engine, that would cause the mysql daemon to crash when used. This issue only causes a temporary denial of service, as the mysql daemon will be automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2007-5925) All mysql users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

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Solution

redhat-upgrade-mysql

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