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USN-274-1: MySQL vulnerability

27 April 2006

MySQL vulnerability



A logging bypass was discovered in the MySQL query parser. A local
attacker could exploit this by inserting NUL characters into query
strings (even into comments), which would cause the query to be logged

This only affects you if you enabled the 'log' parameter in the MySQL

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 5.10
  • mysql-server -
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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