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[ESA-20030324-012] 'MySQL' root exploit.
From: EnGarde Secure Linux <security () guardiandigital com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 11:34:19 -0500 (EST)

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| EnGarde Secure Linux Security Advisory                  March 24, 2003 |
| http://www.engardelinux.org/                          ESA-20030324-012 |
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| Package: MySQL, MySQL-client, MySQL-shared                             |
| Summary: root exploit.                                                 |
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  EnGarde Secure Linux is a secure distribution of Linux that features
  improved access control, host and network intrusion detection, Web
  based secure remote management, e-commerce, and integrated open source
  security tools.

OVERVIEW
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  Versions of MySQL prior to 3.23.56 contained a vulnerability which could
  allow MySQL users to gain root privileges by using "SELECT * INFO
  OUTFILE" to overwrite a configuration file, causing MySQL to run as root
  upon its next restart.

  This update fixes this vulnerability and also upgrades MySQL to version
  3.23.56.

  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
  assigned the name CAN-2003-0150 to this issue.

  All users are recommended to upgrade as soon as soon as possible.

SOLUTION
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  Users of the EnGarde Professional edition can use the Guardian Digital
  Secure Network to update their systems automatically.

  EnGarde Community users should upgrade to the most recent version
  as outlined in this advisory.  Updates may be obtained from:

    ftp://ftp.engardelinux.org/pub/engarde/stable/updates/
    http://ftp.engardelinux.org/pub/engarde/stable/updates/

  Before upgrading the package, the machine must either:

    a) be booted into a "standard" kernel; or
    b) have LIDS disabled.

  To disable LIDS, execute the command:

    # /sbin/lidsadm -S -- -LIDS_GLOBAL

  To install the updated package, execute the command:

    # rpm -Uvh files

  You must now update the LIDS configuration by executing the command:

    # /usr/sbin/config_lids.pl

  To re-enable LIDS (if it was disabled), execute the command:

    # /sbin/lidsadm -S -- +LIDS_GLOBAL

  To verify the signatures of the updated packages, execute the command:

    # rpm -Kv files

UPDATED PACKAGES
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  These updated packages are for EnGarde Secure Linux Community
  Edition.

  Source Packages:

    SRPMS/MySQL-3.23.56-1.0.23.src.rpm
      MD5 Sum: d665d0322cdc584b00a5dd3e9b6428e7

  Binary Packages:

    i386/MySQL-3.23.56-1.0.23.i386.rpm
      MD5 Sum: 2e1d87123f531aa9f9db629b9791224b

    i386/MySQL-client-3.23.56-1.0.23.i386.rpm
      MD5 Sum: 732e50874839f55c0d45b8090eba28bb

    i386/MySQL-shared-3.23.56-1.0.23.i386.rpm
      MD5 Sum: cde31e38d9b2e421de6cf4a25ce8f041

    i686/MySQL-3.23.56-1.0.23.i686.rpm
      MD5 Sum: acbba1bb7409fe800d2fc733446cb1d7

    i686/MySQL-client-3.23.56-1.0.23.i686.rpm
      MD5 Sum: f3c98f5a75f4e5875aa5b248bb121999

    i686/MySQL-shared-3.23.56-1.0.23.i686.rpm
      MD5 Sum: d0a2799942ad77b2cbdd1b0ccc5e7fc3

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

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

  Security Contact:   security () guardiandigital com
  EnGarde Advisories: http://www.engardelinux.org/advisories.html

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$Id: ESA-20030324-012-mysql,v 1.2 2003/03/24 16:17:29 rwm Exp $
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Author: Ryan W. Maple <ryan () guardiandigital com>
Copyright 2003, Guardian Digital, Inc.

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