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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN180-2 : mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libmysqlclient14
- libmysqlclient14-dev
- mysql-client-4.1
- mysql-common-4.1
- mysql-server-4.1


Description :

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
5.10.

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 rights
could crash the server or execute arbitrary code with server
rights.

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

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libmysqlclient14-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libmysqlclient14-dev-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mysql-client-4.1-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mysql-common-4.1-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mysql-server-4.1-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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