USN-559-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

21 December 2007

mysql-dfsg-5.0 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • mysql-dfsg-5.0

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
mysql-server-5.0 - 5.0.45-1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 7.04
mysql-server-5.0 - 5.0.38-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 6.10
mysql-server-5.0 - 5.0.24a-9ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
mysql-server-5.0 - 5.0.22-0ubuntu6.06.6

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References