September 1, 2009

Debian Security Advisory 1877 mysql-dfsg-5.0 - denial of service/execution of arbitrary code

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September 1, 2009, 5:00 pm

In MySQL 4.0.0 through 5.0.83, multiple format string vulnerabilities in the dispatch_command() function in libmysqld/sql_parse.cc in mysqld allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and potentially the execution of arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a database name in a COM_CREATE_DB or COM_DROP_DB request.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 5.0.51a-24+lenny2.

For the old stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.0.32-7etch11...

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