Bug 867238 (CVE-2012-3160)

Summary: CVE-2012-3160 mysql: unspecified vulnerability in Server Installation leading to information disclosure (CPU Oct 2012)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Kurt Seifried <kseifried>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: byte, hhorak, mfisher, tkramer
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20121016,reported=20121016,source=internet,cvss2=2.1/AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N,rhel-5/mysql=wontfix,rhel-6/mysql=affected,fedora-all/mysql=affected
Fixed In Version: mysql 5.1.66, mysql 5.5.28 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Bug Depends On: 871813, 871814    
Bug Blocks: 867241, 870399    

Description Kurt Seifried 2012-10-17 02:16:02 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2012-3160 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2012-3160
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3160
Assigned: 20120606
Reference: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2012-1515893.html

Unspecified vulnerability in the MySQL Server component in Oracle
MySQL 5.1.65 and earlier, and 5.5.27 and earlier, allows local users
to affect confidentiality via unknown vectors related to Server
Installation.
Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2012-10-26 10:01:06 EDT
Text of the Oracle flaw description:

  Vulnerability in the MySQL Server component of Oracle MySQL (subcomponent:
  Server Installation). Supported versions that are affected are 5.1.65 and
  earlier and 5.5.27 and earlier. Easily exploitable vulnerability requiring
  logon to Operating System. Successful attack of this vulnerability can result
  in unauthorized read access to a subset of MySQL Server accessible data. 

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2012verbose-1515934.html#MSQL


It seems the CVE may be related to the following commits:

http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~mysql/mysql-server/5.1/revision/3780
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~mysql/mysql-server/5.5/revision/2661.810.55

They modify mysql_secure_installation scripts to ensure that a temporary file, to which root password is written, is properly removed if script fails or is interrupted.  Shell version of the script is included in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux mysql packages.
Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2012-11-14 15:56:48 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1462 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1462.html