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Security update for package mysql


(Last modified: 28FEB2003)

solutions Security update for package mysql SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (570b3857480f47251d8dab7483060f33)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
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 Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: mysql-shared
Release: 20030228
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed on all systems that have the mysql-shared package installed.



Problem description

A signedness bug and incorrect password verification have been found in the MySQL server. Only valid MySQL users can exploit these bugs and crash the MySQL server since the bug happens after the authentication. Additionally, a buffer overflow in the MySQL client library has been found.


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 -Fhv mysql-shared.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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