Bug 164647 - CAN-2005-1636 mysql insecure temporary file creation
Summary: CAN-2005-1636 mysql insecure temporary file creation
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mysql   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tom Lane
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20050517,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2005-07-29 16:50 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2013-07-03 03:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-29 16:53:48 UTC
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-07-29 16:50:40 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #158688 +++

mysql_install_db in MySQL 4.x before 4.0.12 and 5.x up to 5.0.4 creates the
mysql_install_db.X file with a predictable filename and insecure permissions,
which allows local users to execute arbitrary SQL commands by modifying the
file's contents.

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Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-07-29 16:51:07 UTC
This issue also affects RHEL2.1

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-07-29 16:53:48 UTC
My mistake, this issue does not affect RHEL3 or RHEL2.1

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