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Security update for MySQL


(Last modified: 24MAR2005)

solutions Security update for MySQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (83b0f5c39630e68ca3757f1fa7fb1b42)

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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-9976
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 mysql-Max.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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