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[GLSA-200608-09] MySQL: Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MySQL: Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-09
(MySQL: Denial of Service)


Jean-David Maillefer discovered a format string vulnerability in
time.cc where MySQL fails to properly handle specially formatted user
input to the date_format function.

Impact

By specifying a format string as the first parameter to the date_format
function, an authenticated attacker could cause MySQL to crash,
resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3469


Solution:
All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot ">=dev-db/mysql-4.1.21"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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