Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100110
RHSA-2010:0110: mysql security update (Moderate)  

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries.
Multiple flaws were discovered in the way MySQL handled symbolic links to tables created using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives in CREATE TABLE statements. An attacker with CREATE and DROP table privileges and shell access to the database server could use these flaws to escalate their database privileges, or gain access to tables created by other database users. (CVE-2008-4098, CVE-2009-4030)
Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding "symbolic-links=0" to the "[mysqld]" section of the "my.cnf" configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default "my.cnf" file.
An insufficient HTML entities quoting flaw was found in the mysql command line client's HTML output mode. If an attacker was able to inject arbitrary HTML tags into data stored in a MySQL database, which was later retrieved using the mysql command line client and its HTML output mode, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims viewing the HTML output in a web browser. (CVE-2008-4456)
Multiple format string flaws were found in the way the MySQL server logged user commands when creating and deleting databases. A remote, authenticated attacker with permissions to CREATE and DROP databases could use these flaws to formulate a specially-crafted SQL command that would cause a temporary denial of service (open connections to mysqld are terminated). (CVE-2009-2446)
Note: To exploit the CVE-2009-2446 flaws, the general query log (the mysqld "--log" command line option or the "log" option in "my.cnf") must be enabled. This logging is not enabled by default.
All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
Create Date: 2010-02-16 Last Update Date: 2010-02-16

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

References

Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : All of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mysql-server is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070152009. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : mysql-server is earlier than 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3
Linux : RPM Test :  mysql-server is earlier than 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3 
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 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mysql-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070152005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : mysql-devel is earlier than 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3
Linux : RPM Test :  mysql-devel is earlier than 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3 
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 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mysql-bench is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070152007. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : mysql-bench is earlier than 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3
Linux : RPM Test :  mysql-bench is earlier than 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3 
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 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mysql is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070152003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : mysql is earlier than 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3
Linux : RPM Test :  mysql is earlier than 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3 
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 0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 

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