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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870888
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for mysql RHSA-2013:0121-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'mysql'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'mysql'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of
the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries.

It was found that the fix for the CVE-2009-4030 issue, a flaw in the way
MySQL checked the paths used as arguments for the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX
DIRECTORY directives when the 'datadir' option was configured with a
relative path, was incorrectly removed when the mysql packages in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 were updated to version 5.0.95 via RHSA-2012:0127. An
authenticated attacker could use this flaw to bypass the restriction
preventing the use of subdirectories of the MySQL data directory being used
as DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY paths. This update re-applies the fix
for CVE-2009-4030. (CVE-2012-4452)

Note: If the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives were
disabled as described in RHSA-2010:0109 (by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to
the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file), users were not
vulnerable to this issue.

This issue was discovered by Karel Volny of the Red Hat Quality Engineering
team.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the log file path in the logrotate script did not
behave as expected. As a consequence, the logrotate function failed to
rotate the '/var/log/mysqld.log' file. This update modifies the logrotate
script to allow rotating the mysqld.log file. (BZ#647223)

All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing this
update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.

Affected Software/OS:
mysql on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
4.4

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-4452
BugTraq ID: 55715
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/55715
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/27/1
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0121
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0121.html
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-4030
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1997 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-1997
http://lists.mysql.com/commits/89940
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/11/19/3
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125908040022018&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125908080222685&w=2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/11/24/6
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11116
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8156
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0109.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/38517
http://secunia.com/advisories/38573
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:011 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-05/msg00001.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:021 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-11/msg00005.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1397-1
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-897-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1107
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