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USN-559-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

21 December 2007

MySQL vulnerabilities

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Details

Joe Gallo and Artem Russakovskii discovered that the InnoDB
engine in MySQL did not properly perform input validation. An
authenticated user could use a crafted CONTAINS statement to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-5925)

It was discovered that under certain conditions MySQL could be
made to overwrite system table information. An authenticated
user could use a crafted RENAME statement to escalate privileges.
(CVE-2007-5969)

Philip Stoev discovered that the the federated engine of MySQL
did not properly handle responses with a small number of columns.
An authenticated user could use a crafted response to a SHOW
TABLE STATUS query and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6304)

It was discovered that MySQL did not properly enforce access
controls. An authenticated user could use a crafted CREATE TABLE
LIKE statement to escalate privileges. (CVE-2007-3781)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-1397-1: mysql-5.1, mysql-server-5.1, mysql-dfsg-5.1, mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-server-5.0