Bug 164647 - CAN-2005-1636 mysql insecure temporary file creation
CAN-2005-1636 mysql insecure temporary file creation
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mysql (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tom Lane
David Lawrence
impact=low,public=20050517,reported=2...
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Reported: 2005-07-29 12:50 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-29 12:53:48 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-07-29 12:50:40 EDT
+++ 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.

More information is in the full-disclosure post:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=full-disclosure&m=111632686805498&w=2
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-07-29 12:51:07 EDT
This issue also affects RHEL2.1
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-07-29 12:53:48 EDT
My mistake, this issue does not affect RHEL3 or RHEL2.1

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