Package : mysql
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : remote
CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0780
MySQL, a popular relational database system, contains a buffer
overflow condition which could be exploited by a user who has
permission to execute "ALTER TABLE" commands on the tables in the
"mysql" database. If successfully exploited, this vulnerability
could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the mysqld process (by default, user "mysql"). Since
the "mysql" database is used for MySQL's internal record keeping, by
default the mysql administrator "root" is the only user with
permission to alter its tables.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
Refer to Debian bug #210403.
We recommend that you update your mysql package.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody