RHEL 2.1 : mysql (RHSA-2003:282)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15652


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated MySQL server packages fix a buffer overflow vulnerability.

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.

Frank Denis reported a bug in unpatched versions of MySQL prior to version 3.23.58. Passwords for MySQL users are stored in the Password field of the user table. Under this bug, a Password field with a value greater than 16 characters can cause a buffer overflow. It may be possible for an attacker with the ability to modify the user table to exploit this buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code as the MySQL user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0780 to this issue.

Users of MySQL are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages containing MySQL 3.23.58, which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected mysql, mysql-devel and / or mysql-server packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15652

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2003-282.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/11/10

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mysql-server, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0780

RHSA: 2003:282