Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MySQL (MDKSA-2006:084)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21359
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe check_connection function in sql_parse.cc in MySQL 4.0.x up to 4.0.26, 4.1.x up to 4.1.18, and 5.0.x up to 5.0.20 allows remote attackers to read portions of memory via a username without a trailing null byte, which causes a buffer over-read. (CVE-2006-1516)
sql_parse.cc in MySQL 4.0.x up to 4.0.26, 4.1.x up to 4.1.18, and 5.0.x up to 5.0.20 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a COM_TABLE_DUMP request with an incorrect packet length, which includes portions of memory in an error message.
Updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.