Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: MySQL updateJan 26, 2001, 21:12 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:18:02 -0700
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: MySQL Date: January 26th, 2001 Original Advisory Date: January 22nd, 2001 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:014-1 Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
A security problem exists in all versions of MySQL after 3.23.2 and prior to 3.23.31. The problem is that the SHOW GRANTS command could be executed by any user making it possible for anyone with a MySQL account to get the crypted password from the mysql.user table. The new 3.23.31 version fixes this.
Due to library changes, the previously announced PHP update (MDKSA-2001:013) has been updated as well so that the php-mysql module supports this new version of MySQL. It also corrects the upgrade scripts in the package, however you will still need to verify that PHP support is enabled in your /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf Apache configuration file and verify that the installed modules are uncommented in your /etc/php.ini file.
Previous versions of MySQL also suffered from a buffer overflow problem that has been corrected in the recent releases. This update fixes the buffer overflow problem in the MySQL packages provided with Linux- Mandrake 7.1 and Corporate Server 1.0.1.
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the
integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the
Corporate Server 1.0.1:
To upgrade automatically, use <<MandrakeUpdate>>.
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".
You can download the updates directly from:
Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/". Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of the two above-listed mirrors.
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