Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 419991
CVE-2007-5968 mysql: privilege gain via binlog
Last modified: 2007-12-12 09:36:31 EST
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2007-5968 to the following vulnerability:
MySQL 5.1.x before 5.1.23 might allow attackers to gain privileges via unspecified use of the BINLOG statement in conjunction with the binlog filename, which is interpreted as an absolute path by some components of the product, and as a relative path by other components.
I fail to see anything to suggest any security implications in the bug
referenced by CVE description. Don't know what is the CVE description based on...
Referenced bug report is also mentioned in release notes in the context of other
Replication: It was possible for the name of the relay log file to exceeed the
amount of memory reserved for it, possibly leading to a crash of the server.
This is possible buffer overflow triggered if server is using pidfile with name
longer than 502 characters. This is controlled by system administrator, so no
trust boundary is crossed here and therefore MySQL Bug#31836 won't be treated as
Tom, do you see anything I've missed?
I concur, this looks like a garden-variety bug with no foreseeable security implications.
CVE was rejected.
Right, thanks Robert for the notice!
New CVE-2007-5968 description:
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER.
Reason: the candidate's description and references were inconsistent and
described unrelated issues.
Notes: All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to
prevent accidental usage.