Gentoo: mysql multiple vulnerabilities

    Date16 Dec 2002
    CategoryGentoo
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    There are multiple vulnerabilities in MySQL.
    
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    GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200212-2
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    PACKAGE : mysql
    SUMMARY : remote DOS and arbitrary code execution
    DATE    : 2002-12-15 12:12 UTC
    EXPLOIT : remote
    
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    From e-matters advisory:
    
    "We have discovered two flaws within the MySQL server that can be used
    by any MySQL user to crash the server. Furthermore one of the flaws can
    be used to bypass the MySQL password check or to execute arbitrary code
    with the privileges of the user running mysqld.
       
    We have also discovered an arbitrary size heap overflow within the mysql
    client library and another vulnerability that allows to write '\0' to any
    memory address. Both flaws could allow DOS attacks against or arbitrary
    code execution within anything linked against libmysqlclient."
    
    Read the full advisory at 
    http://security.e-matters.de/advisories/042002.html
    
    SOLUTION
    
    It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
    net-misc/freeswan-3.23.53 and earlier update their systems as follows:
    
    emerge rsync
    emerge mysql
    emerge clean
    
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