A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
The following packages are affected:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 4.0.20-2ubuntu1.2. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.
Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña noticed that the "mysqlaccess" program created temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.