mysql (SSA:2006-211-01)
Posted on: 07/31/2006 08:19 AM

New mysql packages are available for Slackware 10.2 to fix security issues (and other bugs). For complete details about the many fixes addressed by this release, you can find MySQL's news article about the MySQL 4.1.21 Community Edition release here:

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to mysql-4.1.21.
This is a bugfix and security release.
For more details, see MySQL's news page about MySQL 4.1.21:
The CVE entry may be found here:
Thanks to Nino Petkov for pointing out this MySQL release to me. :-)
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package:
36f6f7f158bf00953e5a0bd29737bc7c mysql-4.1.21-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg mysql-4.1.21-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Then, restart the database server:
# sh /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld restart


Slackware Linux Security Team

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