USN-440-1: MySQL vulnerability

22 March 2007

mysql-dfsg-5.0 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description


Stefan Streichbier and B. Mueller of SEC Consult discovered that MySQL subselect queries using “ORDER BY” could be made to crash the MySQL server. An attacker with access to a MySQL instance could cause an intermitant denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
mysql-server-5.0 - 5.0.24a-9ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
mysql-server-5.0 - 5.0.22-0ubuntu6.06.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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