Debian Security Advisory DSA 483-1 (mysql)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:41:51
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in mysql, a common database system. Two scripts contained in the Linux Distribution Package don't create temporary files in a secure fashion. This could allow a local attacker to overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the MySQL server, which is often the root user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures identifies the following problems: CVE-2004-0381 The script mysqlbug in MySQL allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack. CVE-2004-0388 The script mysqld_multi in MySQL allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack. For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 3.23.49-8.6. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed in version 4.0.18-6 of mysql-dfsg. We recommend that you upgrade your mysql, mysql-dfsg and related

The remote host is missing an update to mysql announced via advisory DSA 483-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

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