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[OpenPKG-SA-2003.022] OpenPKG Security Advisory (mysql)
From: OpenPKG <openpkg () openpkg org>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 16:57:35 +0100

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OpenPKG Security Advisory                            The OpenPKG Project
http://www.openpkg.org/security.html              http://www.openpkg.org
openpkg-security () openpkg org                         openpkg () openpkg org
OpenPKG-SA-2003.022                                          18-Mar-2003
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Package:             mysql
Vulnerability:       remote root exploit
OpenPKG Specific:    no

Affected Releases:   Affected Packages:          Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT      <= mysql-3.23.55-20030211   >= mysql-3.23.56-20030318
OpenPKG 1.2          <= mysql-3.23.54a-1.2.1     >= mysql-3.23.54a-1.2.2
OpenPKG 1.1          <= mysql-3.23.52-1.1.2      >= mysql-3.23.52-1.1.3

Dependent Packages:  none

Description:
  According to a report on BugTraq [0], a remote root exploit
  vulnerability exists in version 3.23.55 and earlier versions of the
  MySQL server [1]. If the MySQL server is launched by root, as it is
  often done by system startup scripts, any database users with the
  "FILE" privilege can write a configuration file (usually my.cnf) that
  causes the MySQL server to run under an arbitrary user id including
  the user id of the super-user on the next restart.

  Please check whether you are affected by running "<prefix>/bin/rpm -q
  mysql". If you have the "mysql" package installed and its version is
  affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately upgrade it
  (see Solution). [2][3]

Solution:
  Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release
  [4][5], fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service [6][7] or a mirror
  location, verify its integrity [8], build a corresponding binary RPM
  from it [2] and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the
  binary RPM [3]. For the current release OpenPKG 1.2, perform the
  following operations to permanently fix the security problem (for
  other releases adjust accordingly).

  $ ftp ftp.openpkg.org
  ftp> bin
  ftp> cd release/1.2/UPD
  ftp> get mysql-3.23.54a-1.2.2.src.rpm
  ftp> bye
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm -v --checksig mysql-3.23.54a-1.2.2.src.rpm
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm --rebuild mysql-3.23.54a-1.2.2.src.rpm
  $ su -
  # <prefix>/bin/rpm -Fvh <prefix>/RPM/PKG/mysql-3.23.54a-1.2.2.*.rpm

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References:
  [0] http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/314391/2003-03-04/2003-03-10/0
  [1] http://www.mysql.com/
  [2] http://www.openpkg.org/tutorial.html#regular-source
  [3] http://www.openpkg.org/tutorial.html#regular-binary
  [4] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.1/UPD/mysql-3.23.52-1.1.3.src.rpm
  [5] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.2/UPD/mysql-3.23.54a-1.2.2.src.rpm
  [6] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.1/UPD/
  [7] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.2/UPD/
  [8] http://www.openpkg.org/security.html#signature
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