USN-321-1: mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability

21 July 2006

mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


Jean-David Maillefer discovered a format string bug in the date_format() function’s error reporting. By calling the function with invalid arguments, 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 - 4.1.12-1ubuntu3.7

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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