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EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: MySQL, MySQL-client, MySQL-shared

Sep 19, 2003, 20:26 (0 Talkback[s])

Guardian Digital Security Advisory September 18, 2003
http://www.guardiandigital.com ESA-20030918-025
Packages: MySQL, MySQL-client, MySQL-shared
Summary: buffer overflow.

EnGarde Secure Linux is an enterprise class Linux platform engineered to enable corporations to quickly and cost-effectively build a complete and secure Internet presence while preventing Internet threats.

OVERVIEW


The MySQL daemon contains a buffer overflow which may be exploited by any user who has ALTER TABLE permissions on the "mysql" database. Once exploited, the attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code as the user under which the MySQL daemon is being run ("mysql" on a default EnGarde installation).

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org/) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0780 to this issue.

Guardian Digital products affected by this issue include:

EnGarde Secure Community v1.0.1
EnGarde Secure Community 2
EnGarde Secure Professional v1.1
EnGarde Secure Professional v1.2
EnGarde Secure Professional v1.5

It is recommended that all users apply this update as soon as possible.

SOLUTION


Guardian Digital Secure Network subscribers may automatically update affected systems by accessing their account from within the Guardian Digital WebTool.

To modify your GDSN account and contact preferences, please go to:

https://www.guardiandigital.com/account/

Below are MD5 sums for the updated EnGarde Secure Linux 1.0.1 packages:

Source Packages:

SRPMS/MySQL-3.23.56-1.0.24.src.rpm
MD5 Sum: ae8b12008b91e313adebcd2b5b63572c

Binary Packages:

i386/MySQL-3.23.56-1.0.24.i386.rpm
MD5 Sum: c80f06ee888f398ef7edbe2453139aac

i386/MySQL-client-3.23.56-1.0.24.i386.rpm
MD5 Sum: 3064a9469a62ff295e61a4a8c0be32a4

i386/MySQL-shared-3.23.56-1.0.24.i386.rpm
MD5 Sum: 8e86438fdae4840931a7abe7f60e6338

i686/MySQL-3.23.56-1.0.24.i686.rpm
MD5 Sum: bb1e710610dfe03a53968bd714bd1eef

i686/MySQL-client-3.23.56-1.0.24.i686.rpm
MD5 Sum: d18c0a7c8692ed506af0983db13b45aa

i686/MySQL-shared-3.23.56-1.0.24.i686.rpm
MD5 Sum: 19be36162c6d114756f82ebf973cc013

REFERENCES


Guardian Digital's public key:
http://ftp.engardelinux.org/pub/engarde/ENGARDE-GPG-KEY

MySQL's Official Web Site:
http://www.mysql.com/

Guardian Digital Advisories:
http://infocenter.guardiandigital.com/advisories/

Security Contact: security@guardiandigital.com


Author: Ryan W. Maple <ryan@guardiandigital.com>
Copyright 2003, Guardian Digital, Inc.