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USN-180-1: MySQL vulnerability

12 September 2005

MySQL vulnerability



AppSecInc Team SHATTER discovered a buffer overflow in the "CREATE
FUNCTION" statement. By specifying a specially crafted long function
name, a local or remote attacker with function creation privileges
could crash the server or execute arbitrary code with server

However, the right to create function is usually not granted to
untrusted users.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.04
  • mysql-server -
Ubuntu 4.10
  • mysql-server -

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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