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mysql-server -- insecure temporary file creation

Affected packages
4.1 < mysql-server < 4.1.12
5.0 < mysql-server < 5.0.6


VuXML ID eeae6cce-d05c-11d9-9aed-000e0c2e438a
Discovery 2005-05-07
Entry 2005-07-09

A Zataz advisory reports that MySQL contains a security flaw which could allow a malicious local user to inject arbitrary SQL commands during the initial database creation process.

The problem lies in the mysql_install_db script which creates temporary files based on the PID used by the script.


Bugtraq ID 13660
CVE Name CVE-2005-1636