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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2003:282

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2003:282.

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server.

Frank Denis reported a bug in unpatched versions of MySQL prior to version
3.23.58. Passwords for MySQL users are stored in the Password field of the
user table. Under this bug, a Password field with a value greater than 16
characters can cause a buffer overflow. It may be possible for an attacker
with the ability to modify the user table to exploit this buffer overflow
to execute arbitrary code as the MySQL user. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2003-0780 to
this issue.

Users of MySQL are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages containing
MySQL 3.23.58, which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 8590
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0780
Bugtraq: 20030910 Buffer overflow in MySQL (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20030913 exploit for mysql -- [get_salt_from_password] problem (Google Search)
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#516492
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:743
Debian Security Information: DSA-381 (Google Search)
En Garde Linux Advisory: ESA-20030918-025
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