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Security update for MySQL


(Last modified: 03NOV2004)

solutions Security update for MySQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3a84b4e78dcc8987da4d2325fb664642)

Applies to

Package: mysql
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
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-9455
Release: 20041103
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


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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