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Security update for mysql-devel


(Last modified: 26SEP2003)

solutions Security update for mysql-devel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0326ffe7c9586492efd64c562c7ac9d6)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: mysql-devel
Release: 20030926
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed on all systems that run a mysql

Problem description

A buffer overflow has been found in the mysql database. The routine responsible for password checking can overflow a buffer if a "Password" field has a value wider than 16 characters.
This buffer overflow can result in the mysql server executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the mysql user for an attacker who has global administrative privileges. The bug affects the mysql database server only, the other mysql subpackages (mysql-client, mysql-shared, mysql-devel) are unaffected, but update packages are provided as contained in a product to resolve compatibility issues.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh mysql-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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