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USN-180-2: MySQL 4.1 vulnerability

5 December 2005

MySQL 4.1 vulnerability



USN-180-1 fixed a vulnerability in the mysql-server package (which
ships version 4.0). Version 4.1 is vulnerable against the same flaw.

Please note that this package is not officially supported in Ubuntu

Origial advisory:

"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 5.10
  • mysql-server-4.1 -

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


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