Bug 104501 - CAN-2003-0780 MySQL password field buffer overflow
Summary: CAN-2003-0780 MySQL password field buffer overflow
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mysql   
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Patrick Macdonald
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2003-09-16 14:49 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-09 08:53:07 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:282 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: mysql security update 2003-10-09 04:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2003-09-16 14:49:19 UTC
Frank Denis reported a bug in unpatched versions of MySQL versions prior to
3.0.58. Passwords of MySQL users are stored in the Password field of the
user table, part of the mysql database. By filling a Password field with a
value wider than 16 characters, a buffer overflow can occur. This could
allow an attacker who has the ability to modify the user table to execute
arbitrary code as the MySQL user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0780 to this issue.

Comment 1 Patrick Macdonald 2003-09-16 14:55:38 UTC
We will address this by moving to MySQL 3.23.58 (released yesterday).

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-09-22 08:57:13 UTC
RHSA-2003:282 in progress

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2003-10-09 08:53:07 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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