Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mysql (MDVSA-2009:159)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in mysql :

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in the dispatch_command
function in libmysqld/ in mysqld in MySQL 4.0.0 through
5.0.83 allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service
(daemon crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via format
string specifiers in a database name in a (1) COM_CREATE_DB or (2)
COM_DROP_DB request. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from
third-party information (CVE-2009-2446).

This update provides fixes for this vulnerability.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40397 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-159.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35609

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2446

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