ELSA-2013-0121 -- Oracle mysql
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:1500107||Date: (C)2013-03-20 (M)2017-09-22|
|Class: PATCH||Family: unix|
Updated mysql packages that fix one security issue and several bugs are nowavailable for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having lowsecurity impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System base score,which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists ofthe MySQL server daemon 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 INDEXDIRECTORY directives when the "datadir" option was configured with a relative path, was incorrectly removed when the mysql packages in Red HatEnterprise Linux 5 were updated to version 5.0.95 via RHSA-2012:0127. Anauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to bypass the restrictionpreventing the use of subdirectories of the MySQL data directory being used as DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY paths. This update re-applies the fixfor CVE-2009-4030. Note: If the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives were disabled as described in RHSA-2010:0109 , users were notvulnerable to this issue. This issue was discovered by Karel Volný of the Red Hat Quality Engineeringteam. This update also fixes the following bugs:* Prior to this update, the log file path in the logrotate script did notbehave as expected. As a consequence, the logrotate function failed to rotate the "/var/log/mysqld.log" file. This update modifies the logrotatescript to allow rotating the mysqld.log file. * Prior to this update, the mysqld daemon could fail when using the EXPLAINflag in prepared statement mode. This update modifies the underlying codeto handle the EXPLAIN flag as expected. * Prior to this update, the mysqld init script could wrongly report that mysql server startup failed when the server was actually started. This update modifies the init script to report the status of the mysqld serveras expected. * Prior to this update, the "--enable-profiling" option was by defaultdisabled. This update enables the profiling feature. 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 will be restarted automatically.