Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1169-1 mysql-dfsg-4.1 -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
05 Sep 2006
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 19559.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2006-4226, CVE-2006-4380.
More information:

Several local vulnerabilities have been discovered in the MySQL database server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2006-4226

    Michal Prokopiuk discovered that remote authenticated users are permitted to create and access a database if the lowercase spelling is the same as one they have been granted access to.

  • CVE-2006-4380

    Beat Vontobel discovered that certain queries replicated to a slave could crash the client and thus terminate the replication.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 4.1.11a-4sarge7. Version 4.0 is not affected by these problems.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 5.0.24-3. The replication problem only exists in version 4.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mysql-server-4.1 package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.