MySQL AB MySQL Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities


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Mar 31, 2004
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I found this article posted 'discussed' on another forum and I would like to hear from official cPanel technicals.

MySQL is reported prone to multiple vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a remote authenticated attacker. The following individual issues are reported:

MySQL is reported prone to an insecure temporary file creation vulnerability.

Reports indicate that an attacker that has 'CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE' privileges on an affected installation may leverage this vulnerability to corrupt files with the privileges of the MySQL process.

MySQL is reported prone to an input validation vulnerability that can be exploited by remote users that have INSERT and DELETE privileges on the 'mysql' administrative database.

Reports indicate that this issue may be leveraged to load an execute a malicious library in the context of the MySQL process.

Finally, MySQL is reported prone to a remote arbitrary code execution vulnerability. It is reported that the vulnerability may be triggered by employing the 'CREATE FUNCTION' statement to manipulate functions in order to control sensitive data structures.

This issue may be exploited to execute arbitrary code in the context of the database process.

These issues are reported to exist in MySQL versions prior to MySQL 4.0.24 and 4.1.10a.
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