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USN180-2 : mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
mysql-dfsg-4.1 vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libmysqlclient14
- libmysqlclient14-dev
- mysql-client-4.1
- mysql-common-4.1
- mysql-server-4.1

Description :

USN-180-1 fixed a vulnerability in the mysql-server package (which
ships version 4.0). Version 4.1 is vulnerable against the same flaw.

Please note that this package is not officially supported in Ubuntu

Origial advisory:

"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 :
- libmysqlclient14-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libmysqlclient14-dev-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mysql-client-4.1-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mysql-common-4.1-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mysql-server-4.1-4.1.12-1ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)

Threat Level: High

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