Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mysql (MDVSA-2009:159)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40397


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in mysql :

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in the dispatch_command function in libmysqld/ in mysqld in MySQL 4.0.0 through 5.0.83 allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via format string specifiers in a database name in a (1) COM_CREATE_DB or (2) COM_DROP_DB request. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third-party information (CVE-2009-2446).

This update provides fixes for this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40397

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-159.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/28

Modified: 2014/04/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64mysql-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64mysql15, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmysql15, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-bench, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-max, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-ndb-extra, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-ndb-management, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-ndb-storage, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mysql-ndb-tools, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2446

BID: 35609

MDVSA: 2009:159

CWE: 134