High Nessus Plugin ID 13781
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:003 (mysql).
Stefan Esser from e-matters reported various bugs in MySQL. Within the MySQL server the password checking and a signedness issue has been fixed.
These could lead to a remote compromise of the system running an unpatched MySQL server. In order to exploit this bug, the remote attacker needs a valid MySQL account.
Further, a buffer overflow in the mysqlclient library has been reported and fixed. Applications using this library (as commonly used from within PHP scripts) are vulnerable to this attack and could also be compromised by remote attackers.
Since there is no workaround possible except shutting down the MySQL server, we strongly recommend an update.
Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.