CVE-2009-2446

Published: 13 July 2009

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in the dispatch_command function in libmysqld/sql_parse.cc in mysqld in MySQL 4.0.0 through 5.0.83 allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via format string specifiers in a database name in a (1) COM_CREATE_DB or (2) COM_DROP_DB request. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Priority

Low

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
grep -r 'mysql_log.write(thd,command,packet)' ./* shows all of 5.0
are likely affected
mdeslaur
PoC: http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2009/Jul/0058.html
re-classifying as low as a bunch of non-default conditions need
to be met. See redhat bug.
Doesn't affect 5.1 per mysql bug

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