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Security update for MySQL


(Last modified: 24MAR2005)

solutions Security update for MySQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (19ed94f90bf16ea19b3c563f59dd7047)

Applies to

Package: mysql
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
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
Patch: patch-9977
Release: 20050324
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using MySQL should update.



Problem description

This update fixes a broken mysqlhotcopy script as well as several security related bugs:
  • CAN-2004-0835: privilege escalation in ALTER TABLE RENAME
  • CAN-2004-0836: potential memory overrun with compromised DNS server
  • CAN-2004-0837: concurrent accesses to MERGE tables can result in crash
  • CAN-2004-0956: crash with MATCH..AGAINST
  • CAN-2004-0957: privilege escalation on GRANT ALL ON
  • CAN-2005-0709: code execution through CREATE FUNCTION
  • CAN-2005-0710: load arbitrary libraries
  • CAN-2005-0711: predictable temproary file names with CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE


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.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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