SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the MySQL command line client tool (mysql) processed excessively long version strings. If a user connected to a malicious MySQL server via the mysql client, the server could use this flaw to crash the mysql client or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running the mysql client.
Upstream does not issue any more security advisories for the MySQL 5.0 packages (mysql-5.0.* and related packages).
The only trusted way to upgrade from MySQL 5.0 to MySQL 5.5 is by using MySQL 5.1 as an intermediate step. This is why the mysql51* Software Collection packages are provided. Note that the MySQL 5.1 packages are not supported and are provided only for the purposes of migrating to MySQL 5.5. You should not use the mysql51* packages on any of your production systems.
Specific instructions for this migration are provided by the upstream Deployment Guide.
After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.