Bug 860808 (CVE-2012-4452)

Summary: CVE-2012-4452 mysql: regression of CVE-2009-4030
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: hhorak, kvolny, security-response-team, tgl
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Bug Depends On: 860921    
Bug Blocks: 816611, 860811    

Description Vincent Danen 2012-09-26 18:38:56 UTC
It was found that the fix for CVE-2009-4030 was removed from the MySQL packages as provided with RHSA-2012:0127 when it was updated to version 5.0.95.  Upstream claimed to have corrected this in version 5.0.88, so the patch was removed when it did not apply.  As a result, MySQL version 5.0.95-1.el5_7.1 became vulnerable to CVE-2009-4030 again.

For most default or typical configurations, this flaw has no impact.  Please see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=543653#c4 for further discussion on the possible scenarios where this flaw can be triggered.  If the basedir and datadir directives are unchanged in MySQL's configuration or command-line arguments, this flaw has no impact.

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-09-27 06:06:53 UTC


Comment 5 Murray McAllister 2012-11-15 01:37:35 UTC

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

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-08 04:54:51 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:0121 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0121.html