USN-440-1: MySQL vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-440-1

21st 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


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 version:

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.