USN-274-1: MySQL vulnerability

27 April 2006

mysql-dfsg vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


A logging bypass was discovered in the MySQL query parser. A local attacker could exploit this by inserting NUL characters into query strings (even into comments), which would cause the query to be logged incompletely.

This only affects you if you enabled the ‘log’ parameter in the MySQL configuration.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 5.04
Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: