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MySQL monitor drop database command contains buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#367320

Original Release Date: 2001-02-18 | Last Revised: 2001-02-18


MySQL is a popular open source database package. It contains a buffer overflow in the code that processes drop database commands.


The MySQL server, mysqld, contains a buffer overflow in the code used to process drop database requests. By carefully crafting a MySQL drop database request, such as through the mysql client, an intruder may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the MySQL server. If a MySQL database is available over the internet (e.g. through mysqld or through a web page), a remote intruder may be able to exploit this vulnerability.

See also VU#123384.


Attackers able to authenticate to a MySQL database may be able to execute code with the privileges of the mysql server.


Upgrade to MySQL version 3.23.33 or later.

Vendor Information


MySQL Affected

Updated:  February 17, 2001



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


This appears to have been addressed in MySQL version 3.23.33 and later as shown in

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Our thanks to Joao Gouveia who discovered this vulnerability and posted it to the BugTraq mailing list on February 9, 2001.

This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 17.72
Date Public: 2001-02-09
Date First Published: 2001-02-18
Date Last Updated: 2001-02-18 03:58 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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