Debian Security Advisory

DSA-647-1 mysql -- insecure temporary files

Date Reported:
19 Jan 2005
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2005-0004.
More information:

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Peña from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a temporary file vulnerability in the mysqlaccess script of MySQL that could allow an unprivileged user to let root overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack and could also could unveil the contents of a temporary file which might contain sensitive information.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.23.49-8.9.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.23-3 of mysql-dfsg and in version 4.1.8a-6 of mysql-dfsg-4.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mysql packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.