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Bug 60744 - dev-db/mysql: insecure temporary file creation
Summary: dev-db/mysql: insecure temporary file creation
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [glsa] jaervosz
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-08-18 01:20 UTC by Matthias Geerdsen (RETIRED)
Modified: 2004-09-26 20:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Matthias Geerdsen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-18 01:20:07 UTC
CAN-2004-0457 has the patch Debian used according to the changelog of the stable version:

"mysql (3.23.49-8.7) stable-security; urgency=high

  * Non-maintainer upload by the Security Team
  * Applied upstream patch by Sergei Golubchik <> to fix
    insecure temporary file creation [scripts/,, CAN-2004-0457]

 -- Martin Schulze <>  Sat, 14 Aug 2004 17:24:09 +0200"


"mysql-dfsg (4.0.20-11) unstable; urgency=high

    This version fixes a security flaw in mysqlhotcopy which created
    temporary files in /tmp which had predictable filenames and such
    could be used for a tempfile run attack.
    The issue has been recorded as CAN-2004-0457.

 -- Christian Hammers <>  Sat, 14 Aug 2004 18:27:19 +0200"

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-23 11:48:30 UTC
mysql-bugs please provide an updated ebuild.
Comment 2 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2004-08-23 13:31:28 UTC
in cvs now.
Comment 3 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-23 13:41:48 UTC
Arches please mark stable.

Target keywords:

3.23.58-r1 alpha hppa ppc sparc x86

4.0.20-r1 alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 mips ppc ppc64 s390 sparc x86
Comment 4 Jason Wever (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-23 21:37:31 UTC
Package maintainers, is it possible to test a test case or two that would show this is indeed fixed?

Security, sorry for sounding like a broken record ;)
Comment 5 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2004-08-23 23:41:14 UTC
weeve: I don't even know anybody that uses the affected utility, much less be able to produce a halfway usable testcase for it. This is one of the times I'd say that so long as the fixed code is in the mysqlhotcopy script, I'd have to leave it at that.
Comment 6 Pieter Van den Abeele (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-24 10:42:28 UTC
masked stable on ppc.
Comment 7 Gustavo Zacarias (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-24 14:44:38 UTC
3.23.58-r1 & 4.0.20-r1 sparc stable.
The test case can be done in a simple way, use mysqlhotcopy to copy (sic) a big db, so as to have time to kill the process and check the resulting non-cleaned up temporary file it uses.
Otherwise you can play with an strace, but it's a torture.
Comment 8 Hardave Riar (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-24 20:25:07 UTC
Stable on mips
Comment 9 Bryan Østergaard (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-25 09:18:40 UTC
Stable on alpha.
Comment 10 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-08-25 22:29:48 UTC
moved to stable for arm/hppa/amd64/ia64
Comment 11 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-28 15:51:30 UTC
Arches please mark stable
Comment 12 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2004-08-28 21:56:49 UTC
done on x86.
Comment 13 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-01 08:46:26 UTC
GLSA 200409-02
ppc64, s390 : please mark mysql-4.0.20-r1 stable to benefit from that GLSA.
Comment 14 Tom Gall (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-26 20:53:27 UTC
fixed on ppc64