Ubuntu 5.10 : mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability (USN-180-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

USN-180-1 fixed a vulnerability in the mysql-server package (which
ships version 4.0). Version 4.1 is vulnerable against the same flaw.

Please note that this package is not officially supported in Ubuntu

Origial advisory :

'AppSecInc Team SHATTER discovered a buffer overflow in the 'CREATE
FUNCTION' statement. By specifying a specially crafted long function
name, a local or remote attacker with function creation privileges
could crash the server or execute arbitrary code with server

However, the right to create function is usually not granted
to untrusted users.'.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20760 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2558