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USN180-1 : mysql-dfsg vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
mysql-dfsg vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libmysqlclient-dev
- libmysqlclient12
- libmysqlclient12-dev
- mysql-client
- mysql-common
- mysql-server

Description :

AppSecInc Team SHATTER discovered a buffer overflow in the "CREATE
FUNCTION" statement. By specifying a specially crafted long function
name, a local or remote attacker with function creation rights
could crash the server or execute arbitrary code with server

However, the right to create function is usually not granted to
untrusted users.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libmysqlclient-dev-4.0.20-2ubuntu1.6 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libmysqlclient12-4.0.23-3ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libmysqlclient12-dev-4.0.23-3ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- mysql-client-4.0.23-3ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- mysql-common-4.0.23-3ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- mysql-server-4.0.23-3ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)

Threat Level: High

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