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Security update for MySQL


(Last modified: 26JAN2005)

solutions Security update for MySQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ee202c526340ebd20b6cac08d230869d)

Applies to

Package: mysql
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9801
Release: 20050126
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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