GLSA-200705-11 : MySQL: Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-11
(MySQL: Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

mu-b discovered a NULL pointer dereference in item_cmpfunc.cc when
processing certain types of SQL requests. Sec Consult also discovered
another NULL pointer dereference when sorting certain types of queries
on the database metadata.

Impact :

In both cases, a remote attacker could send a specially crafted SQL
request to the server, possibly resulting in a server crash. Note that
the attacker needs the ability to execute SELECT queries.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=27513
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-11.xml

Solution :

All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/mysql-5.0.38'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25188 (gentoo_GLSA-200705-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1420