USN-306-1: MySQL 4.1 vulnerability

27 June 2006

mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description

Details

MySQL did not correctly handle NULL as the second argument to the str_to_date() function. An authenticated user could exploit this to crash the server.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 5.10
mysql-server-4.1 - 4.1.12-1ubuntu3.6

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

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