There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the way MySQL handles overly long "scramble" strings, which could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code.
MySQL is an open-source database system available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and other UNIX-based operating systems. There is a vulnerability in MySQL in which an overly long "scramble" string generated by the my_rnd() function could cause a buffer overflow to occur. It has been reported that versions 4.1 prior to 4.1.3 and version 5.0 are affected.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker could cause a denial of service or potentially execute code of the attacker's choice.
According to the NGSSoftware Security Advisory, this vulnerability has been fixed in version 4.1.3 (Beta) and version 5.0 (Alpha).
This vulnerability was reported by Chris Anley of NGSSoftware.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
|Date First Published:||2004-07-12|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-07-21 18:13 UTC|