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Security update for MySQL

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(Last modified: 16SEP2005)


solutions Security update for MySQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (45ec718d9df89ac976f1789b0e85fd78)

Applies to

Package: mysql
mysql-devel
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-10487
Release: 20050916
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using MySQL should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a stack-based buffer overflow in MySQL's init_syms
function that can be exploited by authenticated users with the privilege to
create user-defined functions. (CAN-2005-2558)

Solution

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 mysql-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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