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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:
(Sun Issues Advisory) MySQL Anonymous Login Processing May Disclose Some Memory Contents to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019916
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1516   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 23 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.1.18 and prior 4.x versions, 5.0.20 and prior 5.0 versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL in the processing of anonymous logins. A remote user may be able to obtain information from the target service.

A remote user can submit a specially crafted login packet to cause the initial db name to be filled with uninitialized memory content, resulting in an error message that may disclose some of the memory contents.

The vendor was notified on April 25, 2006.

Stefano Di Paola reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain some memory contents from the target service.
Solution:   Sun is working on a fix for Solaris.

The Sun advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
May 2 2006 MySQL Anonymous Login Processing May Disclose Some Memory Contents to Remote Users

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