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From: Pat Riehecky <riehecky-13hema8v3vg <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: Security ERRATA Low: mysql on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.scientific.errata
Date: Wednesday 16th January 2013 22:10:17 UTC (over 3 years ago)
Synopsis:          Low: mysql security and bug fix update
Issue Date:        2013-01-08
CVE Numbers:       CVE-2012-4452
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It was found that the fix for the CVE-2009-4030 issue, a flaw in the way 
MySQL
checked the paths used as arguments for the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX 
DIRECTORY
directives when the "datadir" option was configured with a relative 
path, was
incorrectly removed when the mysql packages in Scientific Linux 5 were 
updated
to version 5.0.95 via SLSA-2012:0127. An authenticated attacker could 
use this
flaw to bypass the restriction preventing the use of subdirectories of the
MySQL data directory being used as DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY
paths.
This update re-applies the fix for CVE-2009-4030. (CVE-2012-4452)

Note: If the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives were
disabled as described in SLSA-2010:0109 (by adding "symbolic-links=0" to
the
"[mysqld]" section of the "my.cnf" configuration file), users were not
vulnerable to this issue.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the log file path in the logrotate script did not
behave as expected. As a consequence, the logrotate function failed to 
rotate
the "/var/log/mysqld.log" file. This update modifies the logrotate script
to
allow rotating the mysqld.log file.

* Prior to this update, the mysqld daemon could fail when using the EXPLAIN
flag in prepared statement mode. This update modifies the underlying code
to
handle the EXPLAIN flag as expected.

* Prior to this update, the mysqld init script could wrongly report that 
mysql
server startup failed when the server was actually started. This update
modifies the init script to report the status of the mysqld server as 
expected.

* Prior to this update, the "--enable-profiling" option was by default
disabled. This update enables the profiling feature.

After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be
restarted automatically.
--

SL5
   x86_64
     mysql-5.0.95-3.el5.i386.rpm
     mysql-5.0.95-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
     mysql-debuginfo-5.0.95-3.el5.i386.rpm
     mysql-debuginfo-5.0.95-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
     mysql-bench-5.0.95-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
     mysql-devel-5.0.95-3.el5.i386.rpm
     mysql-devel-5.0.95-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
     mysql-server-5.0.95-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
     mysql-test-5.0.95-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
   i386
     mysql-5.0.95-3.el5.i386.rpm
     mysql-debuginfo-5.0.95-3.el5.i386.rpm
     mysql-bench-5.0.95-3.el5.i386.rpm
     mysql-devel-5.0.95-3.el5.i386.rpm
     mysql-server-5.0.95-3.el5.i386.rpm
     mysql-test-5.0.95-3.el5.i386.rpm

- Scientific Linux Development Team
 
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