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.
Our thanks to Joao Gouveia who discovered this vulnerability and posted it to the securityfocus.com BugTraq mailing list on February 9, 2001.
This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan.
|Date First Published:||2001-02-18|
|Date Last Updated:||2001-02-18 03:58 UTC|