USN-180-1: MySQL vulnerability

12 September 2005

mysql-dfsg vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


AppSecInc Team SHATTER discovered a buffer overflow in the “CREATE FUNCTION” statement. By specifying a specially crafted long function name, a local or remote attacker with function creation privileges could crash the server or execute arbitrary code with server privileges.

However, the right to create function is usually not granted to untrusted users.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.04
Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: