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

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-321-1

21st July, 2006

mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 5.10


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 version:

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.