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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated mysql packages that fix a security flaw are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. MySQL is a
client/server implementation consisting of a server daemon (mysqld)
and many different client programs and libraries.
A flaw was discovered in MySQL's authentication protocol. It is
possible for a remote unauthenticated attacker to send a specially
crafted authentication request to the MySQL server causing it to
All users of the MySQL server are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch which fixes this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false