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Debian: New mysql packages fix insecure temporary file creation

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in mysql, a common database system. Two scripts contained in the package don't create temporary files in a secure fashion. This could allow a local attacker to overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the MySQL server, which is often the root user. The script mysqlbug in MySQL allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack. The script mysqld_multi in MySQL allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 483-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
April 14th, 2004                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mysql
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file creation
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CAN-2004-0381 CAN-2004-0388
Bugtraq ID     : 9976

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in mysql, a common database
system.  Two scripts contained in the package don't create temporary
files in a secure fashion.  This could allow a local attacker to
overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the MySQL
server, which is often the root user.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures identifies the following problems:

CAN-2004-0381

    The script mysqlbug in MySQL allows local users to overwrite
    arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

CAN-2004-0388

    The script mysqld_multi in MySQL allows local users to overwrite
    arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 3.23.49-8.6.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed in
version 4.0.18-6 of mysql-dfsg.

We recommend that you upgrade your mysql, mysql-dfsg and related
packages.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql_3.23.49-8.6.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      875 5ddb12f783b137adb3713eb833b2b62c
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql_3.23.49-8.6.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    61688 651060d3e96cee5f78fa3a7627cd89a7
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql_3.23.49.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum: 11861035 a2820d81997779a9fdf1f4b3c321564a

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-common_3.23.49-8.6_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    16860 a38766469024146e445bff07f93e4954

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   277662 54b823e4e25f4b8e260ac82539bdf84f
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   778718 e8d82f4d6e32a14e01e076314a094b03
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   163476 5bc948ab4f6ce862ebf9a64f2f7b6042
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  3634384 9d6e3871dfa018a87a516188e58dabfb

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   238300 9caaa0c9a0d9909ef403f791c8ccf137
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   634574 afc1a6cb70f1581a72b2f5904f8abf14
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   123878 facc6f6326dc1080019fe54e7516c44a
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2805988 c38af448095a9358fe292f41c7f44fb1

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   234634 5952137d0b86f6bfefd709ebfc0c624d
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   576560 f8f9089209da42c1134f0157e62b4e49
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   122462 148429934c68f10c291ae8ffe0a6db8c
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2800616 afd1dfcf5424f78ce7836c96b0dd92b1

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   315010 a8678f1aa73cb3a4fcbac4e479109311
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   848558 63f12a1295198c791956d3d9ba3e6364
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   173738 d83526ec16d5ba18b66bb4f0962c44f1
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  4000100 78c9cfd1bba1711338a557bd4737832f

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   280566 e11769ec989c98b9e857c30206246e95
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   743656 5fe1d40d737c3de61e7cf31183125526
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   140540 29f2b8d797afc05de720bbc4d4a517e9
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  3514794 42eaa54090fb0e6497cd1359f29e9304

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   227640 a7925061c360f47c83dcffd62b411358
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   557758 2545764c1f609dc28e4542e5f3d4b522
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   118356 47948f12e32fb25d7619c97b9f735486
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2646508 9f49bf6d899ea6d768cfe51caa54c39c

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   250892 4143d2fcad7a4b7f981fa666f6fdde65
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   688998 e9da91c9477edd7b93ea71d96734ad4c
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   133836 c2e14bd75e1a68dabfa6ef4d0002fb30
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2847932 696eac6a3c87c3ff747ed71d4ad03fe4

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   250550 f9a25d5a5ec4225c95bb799afb8029c6
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   688316 db428d75698cd72414b471d91615bd56
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   134178 bf6e0a0eb74cc8d7c4afd19f4d05d635
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2839102 bff1d416c52801ef49af1ce4dcce8a17

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   247660 4e4561d59aa84920423515c7f9177273
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   652592 b9f51e0286c747fc58e2aeac9cf3c621
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   129376 dc96676d319a7b0ee699b7f7f628e543
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2823002 71952fc874cc70aa45a29bd6eb54cb50

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   249960 0770d4308c3d28208bfc95f4d3473ae8
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   607056 b77cf4690bb666dccd2edacbb06c09e5
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   126362 eb38bd8e3f363a37dfb54844702fc4fd
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2691074 2e56d9a296a5d87388f1660510c5f8b3

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10_3.23.49-8.6_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   241178 5afe949aaacf4e7b66d292ab4efc90c0
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/libmysqlclient10-dev_3.23.49-8.6_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   615208 f117524a68678d8d3aac68260e6a24cd
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-client_3.23.49-8.6_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   130352 a3d97c6a8b9e3d460bb6cefab2f8d5fd
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql/mysql-server_3.23.49-8.6_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2939242 ef58492f8397d98a25277bccfdf96986


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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