Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MYSQL (MDKSA-2003:013)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13998


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Aleksander Adamowski informed MandrakeSoft that the MySQL developers fixed a DoS vulnerability in the recently released 3.23.55 version of MySQL. A double free() pointer bug in the mysql_change_user() handling would allow a specially hacked mysql client to crash the main mysqld server. This vulnerability can only be exploited by first logging in with a valid user account.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13998

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-013.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL-Max, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL-bench, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MySQL-shared, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql10, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql10-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0073

MDKSA: 2003:013