Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080364
RHSA-2008:0364: mysql security and bug fix update (Low)  

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.
MySQL did not require privileges such as "SELECT" for the source table in a "CREATE TABLE LIKE" statement. An authenticated user could obtain sensitive information, such as the table structure. (CVE-2007-3781)
A flaw was discovered in MySQL that allowed an authenticated user to gain update privileges for a table in another database, via a view that refers to the external table. (CVE-2007-3782)
MySQL did not require the "DROP" privilege for "RENAME TABLE" statements. An authenticated user could use this flaw to rename arbitrary tables. (CVE-2007-2691)
A flaw was discovered in the mysql_change_db function when returning from SQL SECURITY INVOKER stored routines. An authenticated user could use this flaw to gain database privileges. (CVE-2007-2692)
MySQL allowed an authenticated user to bypass logging mechanisms via SQL queries that contain the NULL character, which were not properly handled by the mysql_real_query function. (CVE-2006-0903)
MySQL allowed an authenticated user to access a table through a previously created MERGE table, even after the user's privileges were revoked from the original table, which might violate intended security policy. This is addressed by allowing the MERGE storage engine to be disabled, which can be done by running mysqld with the "--skip-merge" option. (CVE-2006-4031)
MySQL evaluated arguments in the wrong security context, which allowed an authenticated user to gain privileges through a routine that had been made available using "GRANT EXECUTE". (CVE-2006-4227)
Multiple flaws in MySQL allowed an authenticated user to cause the MySQL daemon to crash via crafted SQL queries. This only caused a temporary denial of service, as the MySQL daemon is automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2006-7232, CVE-2007-1420, CVE-2007-2583)
As well, these updated packages fix the following bugs:
* a separate counter was used for "insert delayed" statements, which caused rows to be discarded. In these updated packages, "insert delayed" statements no longer use a separate counter, which resolves this issue.
* due to a bug in the Native POSIX Thread Library, in certain situations, "flush tables" caused a deadlock on tables that had a read lock. The mysqld daemon had to be killed forcefully. Now, "COND_refresh" has been replaced with "COND_global_read_lock", which resolves this issue.
* mysqld crashed if a query for an unsigned column type contained a negative value for a "WHERE [column] NOT IN" subquery.
* in master and slave server situations, specifying "on duplicate key update" for "insert" statements did not update slave servers.
* in the mysql client, empty strings were displayed as "NULL". For example, running "insert into [table-name] values (' ');" resulted in a "NULL" entry being displayed when querying the table using "select * from [table-name];".
* a bug in the optimizer code resulted in certain queries executing much slower than expected.
* on 64-bit PowerPC architectures, MySQL did not calculate the thread stack size correctly, which could have caused MySQL to crash when overly-complex queries were used.
Note: these updated packages upgrade MySQL to version 5.0.45. For a full list of bug fixes and enhancements, refer to the MySQL release notes: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-cs-5-0.html
All mysql users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.
Create Date: 2008-05-20 Last Update Date: 2008-05-21

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

References

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Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux must be installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304026. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mysql-test is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  mysql-bench is earlier than 0:4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1.0.1 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20040569005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1.0.1 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : mysql-test is earlier than 0:5.0.45-7.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080364009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mysql-server is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  mysql-server is earlier than 0:4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1.0.1 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20040569003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1.0.1 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : mysql-server is earlier than 0:5.0.45-7.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080364007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mysql-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  mysql-devel is earlier than 0:4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1.0.1 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20040569004 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1.0.1 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : mysql-devel is earlier than 0:5.0.45-7.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080364005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mysql-bench is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  mysql is earlier than 0:4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1.0.1 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20040569002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:4.1.20-2.RHEL4.1.0.1 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : mysql-bench is earlier than 0:5.0.45-7.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080364003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mysql is earlier than 0:5.0.45-7.el5
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080364001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : mysql is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  mysql-test is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20070875006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 

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