Multiple vulnerabilities in MySQL might lead to privilege escalation and Denial of Service.
|Package||dev-db/mysql on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.0.54|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.0.54|
MySQL is a popular multi-threaded, multi-user SQL server.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in MySQL:
An authenticated remote attacker could exploit the first vulnerability to overwrite MySQL system tables and escalate privileges, or use the second vulnerability to gain privileges via an "ALTER VIEW" statement. Remote federated MySQL servers could cause a Denial of Service in the local MySQL server by exploiting the third vulnerability.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mysql-5.0.54"
April 06, 2008
April 06, 2008: 01