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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:   MySQL.com
MySQL Format String Bug in dispatch_command() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022533
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022533
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2446   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 27 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jul 9 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.0.45; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL. A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote authenticated user can send specially crafted data to trigger a format string flaw in the dispatch_command() and cause the target service to crash if logging is enabled.

Nikolaos Rangos reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.mysql.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 2 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Format String Bug in dispatch_command() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Sep 24 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Format String Bug in dispatch_command() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Stack.
Feb 16 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Format String Bug in dispatch_command() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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