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Debian: New mysql-dfsg-4.1 package fixes arbitrary code execution

Date 04 Oct 2005
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Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 833-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
October 4th, 2005                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mysql-dfsg-4.1
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2558
BugTraq ID     : 14509

A stack-based buffer overflow in the init_syms function of MySQL, a
popular database, has been discovered that allows remote authenticated
users who can create user-defined functions to execute arbitrary code
via a long function_name field.  The ability to create user-defined
functions is not typically granted to untrusted users.

The following vulnerability matrix explains which version of MySQL in
which distribution has this problem fixed:

                     woody              sarge              sid
mysql             3.23.49-8.14           n/a               n/a
mysql-dfsg            n/a          4.0.24-10sarge1    4.0.24-10sarge1
mysql-dfsg-4.1        n/a          4.1.11a-4sarge2        4.1.14-2
mysql-dfsg-5.0        n/a                n/a            5.0.11beta-3

This update only covers binary packages for the big endian MIPS
architecture that was mysteriously forgotton in the earlier update.

We recommend that you upgrade your mysql-dfsg-4.1 packages.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql-dfsg-4.1/mysql-dfsg-4.1_4.1.11a-4sarge2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:     1021 ef5b7f754fd69c6ddf96185a9ea99d8c
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql-dfsg-4.1/mysql-dfsg-4.1_4.1.11a-4sarge2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   163217 c22faa82cad1a38568146d03a316b4c3
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql-dfsg-4.1/mysql-dfsg-4.1_4.1.11a.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum: 15771855 3c0582606a8903e758c2014c2481c7c3

  Architecture independent components:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql-dfsg-4.1/mysql-common-4.1_4.1.11a-4sarge2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35758 f4c17c57aaed4aba0d06b22391a443ff

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql-dfsg-4.1/libmysqlclient14_4.1.11a-4sarge2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1477872 22fec72fd66a24a4f0d908dcaa23e64f
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql-dfsg-4.1/libmysqlclient14-dev_4.1.11a-4sarge2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6051732 6eb05337947f14fc0db2989a64db67d5
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql-dfsg-4.1/mysql-client-4.1_4.1.11a-4sarge2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   903670 38af0c111d89ed2455f418da9aafdb56
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mysql-dfsg-4.1/mysql-server-4.1_4.1.11a-4sarge2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 15407526 d728af32519bf4ca50b96dd37998631d


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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