Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:18:02 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:014-1 MySQL update
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
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
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
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.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake
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