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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 1:23 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: mysql (200309-08) Reply with quote

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200309-08
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PACKAGE : mysql
SUMMARY : buffer overflow
DATE : 2003-09-15 10:00 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <mysql-3.23.57-r1 <mysql-4.0.13-r4 >=mysql-4.0.14-r2(masked)
FIXED VERSION : >=mysql-3.23.57-r1 >=mysql-4.0.13-r4 >=mysql-4.0.14-r2(masked)
CVE : CAN-2003-0780

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quote from advisory:

"Anyone with global administrative privileges on a MySQL server may
execute arbitrary code even on a host he isn't supposed to have a shell
on, with the privileges of the system account running the MySQL server."

read the full advisory at:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/337012

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
dev-db/mysql upgrade to either one of these versions:

3.23.x - mysql-3.23.57-r1
4.0.x - mysql-4.0.13-r4 OR
mysql-4.0.14-r2 if accepting "~" keywords.

emerge sync
emerge \=dev-db/mysql/<mysql version>
emerge clean

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