Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 231838
MySQL potential Denial of Service attack
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:12:08 EDT
MySQL Announce List email :
This release also resolves a crashing bug that could be exploited as a
potential local Denial of Service attack,
We would like to thank Stefan Streichsbier from SEC Consult, who also
informed us about this bug via our firstname.lastname@example.org mail address - he
will send out a separate advisory about his findings.
Could mysql be updated to 5.0.37 anytime soon, or at least have the patches
backported ? There are more bugs fixed, fe. :
* Some CASE statements inside stored routines could lead to excessive resource
usage or a crash of the server. (Bug#24854, Bug#19194)
* Some joins in which one of the joined tables was a view could return
erroneous results or crash the server. (Bug#24345)
Many thanks :)
The MySQL folk don't seem to think that 5.0.37 is a security release, and I
don't plan to treat it as one. I've built it in rawhide and will consider
pushing it into FC6 if there are not too many squawks; but the list of
incompatibilities seems a bit worrisome.
Hi! What incompatabilities are you referring to?
Read the release notes for yourself ... the one that sticks in my mind at 12:50AM local time is a potential
forced dump-and-reload for enum columns. There were a few others that seemed a bit questionable for
an allegedly stable release branch.
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