Ubuntu 5.10 : mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability (USN-306-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27881


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


MySQL did not correctly handle NULL as the second argument to the str_to_date() function. An authenticated user could exploit this to crash the server.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27881

File Name: ubuntu_USN-306-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysqlclient14, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmysqlclient14-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-client-4.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-common-4.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mysql-server-4.1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1516, CVE-2006-1517, CVE-2006-1518, CVE-2006-3081

OSVDB: 25226, 25227, 25228

USN: 306-1