USN-1017-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1017-1

11th November, 2010

mysql-5.1, mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • mysql-5.1
  • mysql-dfsg-5.0
  • mysql-dfsg-5.1

Details

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain requests with the
UPGRADE DATA DIRECTORY NAME command. An authenticated user could exploit
this to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-2008)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled joins involving a table
with a unique SET column. An authenticated user could exploit this to make
MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu
6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-3677)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled NULL arguments to IN() or
CASE operations. An authenticated user could exploit this to make MySQL
crash, causing a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.10
and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-3678)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled malformed arguments to the
BINLOG statement. An authenticated user could exploit this to make MySQL
crash, causing a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.10
and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-3679)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled the use of TEMPORARY
InnoDB tables with nullable columns. An authenticated user could exploit
this to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-3680)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled alternate reads from two
indexes on a table using the HANDLER interface. An authenticated user could
exploit this to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS.
(CVE-2010-3681)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled use of EXPLAIN with
certain queries. An authenticated user could exploit this to make MySQL
crash, causing a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu
6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-3682)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled error reporting when using
LOAD DATA INFILE and would incorrectly raise an assert in certain
circumstances. An authenticated user could exploit this to make MySQL
crash, causing a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.10
and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-3683)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled propagation during
evaluation of arguments to extreme-value functions. An authenticated user
could exploit this to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.10, 10.04 LTS and 10.10.
(CVE-2010-3833)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled materializing a derived
table that required a temporary table for grouping. An authenticated user
could exploit this to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-3834)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain user-variable
assignment expressions that are evaluated in a logical expression context.
An authenticated user could exploit this to make MySQL crash, causing a
denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.10,
10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-3835)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled pre-evaluation of LIKE
predicates during view preparation. An authenticated user could exploit
this to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3836)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled using GROUP_CONCAT() and
WITH ROLLUP together. An authenticated user could exploit this to make
MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3837)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain queries using a
mixed list of numeric and LONGBLOB arguments to the GREATEST() or LEAST()
functions. An authenticated user could exploit this to make MySQL crash,
causing a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3838)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled queries with nested joins
when used from stored procedures and prepared statements. An authenticated
user could exploit this to make MySQL hang, causing a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-3839)

It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled improper WKB data passed
to the PolyFromWKB() function. An authenticated user could exploit this to
make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3840)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10:
mysql-server-5.1 5.1.49-1ubuntu8.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
mysql-server-5.1 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.7
Ubuntu 9.10:
mysql-server-5.1 5.1.37-1ubuntu5.5
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
mysql-server-5.0 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.8
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
mysql-server-5.0 5.0.22-0ubuntu6.06.15

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

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2010-2008, CVE-2010-3677, CVE-2010-3678, CVE-2010-3679, CVE-2010-3680, CVE-2010-3681, CVE-2010-3682, CVE-2010-3683, CVE-2010-3833, CVE-2010-3834, CVE-2010-3835, CVE-2010-3836, CVE-2010-3837, CVE-2010-3838, CVE-2010-3839, CVE-2010-3840