GLSA 200705-11 MySQL: Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Posted on: 05/08/2007 06:05 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - MySQL: Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MySQL: Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Date: May 08, 2007
Bugs: #170126, #171934
ID: 200705-11

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Synopsis
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Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been discovered in MySQL.

Background
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MySQL is a popular multi-threaded, multi-user SQL server.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/mysql lt; 5.0.38 gt;= 5.0.38
lt; 5.0

Description
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mu-b discovered a NULL pointer dereference in item_cmpfunc.cc when
processing certain types of SQL requests. Sec Consult also discovered
another NULL pointer dereference when sorting certain types of queries
on the database metadata.

Impact
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In both cases, a remote attacker could send a specially crafted SQL
request to the server, possibly resulting in a server crash. Note that
the attacker needs the ability to execute SELECT queries.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-db/mysql-5.0.38"

References
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[ 1 ] Original Report
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id'513
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-1420
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1420

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-11.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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