Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : mysql-dfsg vulnerability (USN-274-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21300


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


A logging bypass was discovered in the MySQL query parser. A local attacker could exploit this by inserting NUL characters into query strings (even into comments), which would cause the query to be logged incompletely.

This only affects you if you enabled the 'log' parameter in the MySQL configuration.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21300

File Name: ubuntu_USN-274-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/04/28

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysqlclient-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysqlclient12, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysqlclient12-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-client, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0903

OSVDB: 23526

USN: 274-1