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Security Advisory Updated MySQL packages fix vulnerabilities

Advisory: RHSA-2003:093-14
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-04-29
Last updated on: 2003-05-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2003-0073
CVE-2003-0150

Details

Updated MySQL server packages fix both a double-free security
vulnerability and a root exploit security vulnerability.

[Updated 1 May 2003]
Added updated packages for Red Hat Linux 9, which is vulnerable to
CAN-2003-0150.

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.

A double-free vulnerability in mysqld, for MySQL before version 3.23.55,
allows attackers with MySQL access to cause a denial of service (crash) by
creating a carefully crafted client application. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2003-0073 to this issue.

MySQL 3.23.55 and earlier creates world-writable files and allows mysql
users to gain root privileges by using the "SELECT * INFO OUTFILE" operator
to overwrite a configuration file and cause mysql to run as root upon
restart. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CAN-2003-0150 to this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to MySQL 3.23.56 contained within this
errata which is not vulnerable to these issues.

In addition to the security fixes, these erratum packages contain a
thread safe client library (libmysqlclient_r).


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

Please note that this update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red
Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
mysql-3.23.56-1.71.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: e7487478940f7fb152bd94dce219a99b
 
IA-32:
mysql-3.23.56-1.71.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 7f913c1ef0ad361fba8938270a93c474
mysql-devel-3.23.56-1.71.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 31f5618bb189b0520083210bbc19cdfb
mysql-server-3.23.56-1.71.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 9b1ba658cf7695f7fb626581ad3e700f
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
mysql-3.23.56-1.72.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 54f783324c224840fe7ea702fe628ec2
 
IA-32:
mysql-3.23.56-1.72.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: d1efdb7796e0444302ee3f426ca06c85
mysql-devel-3.23.56-1.72.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 9b77319f6ecc7e5431efc99e7a291334
mysql-server-3.23.56-1.72.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: ef3c7d3e1bfe3b835ee07b8d2eda7e21
 
IA-64:
mysql-3.23.56-1.72.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: fcdac19a133fcf7feb34e06877ed1242
mysql-devel-3.23.56-1.72.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 6d5ed02bee3fe571275b5053cebc6c94
mysql-server-3.23.56-1.72.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 19737a4c7f39bd37fbd73d0388d2c847
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
mysql-3.23.56-1.73.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: ab0e0b34299f786e032e0aa885c046d0
 
IA-32:
mysql-3.23.56-1.73.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 7024c33fbdd861d28733d549d29e5d12
mysql-devel-3.23.56-1.73.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 2d9a1b8f6dcc9d336071ec5b889404a6
mysql-server-3.23.56-1.73.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: fb5615fe718df6410a3382d892a56b4c
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
mysql-3.23.56-1.80.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 345bdf55ad90f9d00e771e464c4830c7
 
IA-32:
mysql-3.23.56-1.80.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 9b339a91222cdbb941c1cbf0d107f10a
mysql-devel-3.23.56-1.80.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 618b4be6bf5744c9cb44c2f008bc2e76
mysql-server-3.23.56-1.80.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 3e0f97fd1a0c1472869b5c390c775163
 
Red Hat Linux 9

SRPMS:
mysql-3.23.56-1.9.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 6f1f4e7f641f6a9e5bbad47d58af2110
mysql-3.23.56-1.9.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 6f1f4e7f641f6a9e5bbad47d58af2110
 
IA-32:
mysql-3.23.56-1.9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: af46b9de635c8d225fba841105287132
mysql-devel-3.23.56-1.9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: 7b92035afc45f7f8b5a43cea39d7c56f
mysql-server-3.23.56-1.9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:281
    MD5: f03daffeb2c83ff60501e72ebd50e587
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

77662 - mysql RPM's do not provide a thread safe library
85898 - double-free vulnerability in mysqld < 3.23.55
85971 - possible root exploit in mysqld startup


References



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