May 4, 2006 8:30 AM PDT
MySQL issues security fix
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The open-source database company released its MySQL version 5.0.21 update earlier this week. The update is designed to address security flaws in database server software versions 5.1.9; 5.0.20; 4.1.18; 4.0.26 and prior versions.
FrSIRT noted that one of the three flaws involves a buffer overflow flaw, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands from a user's system.
The two other flaws can be exploited when a validation error occurs when inputting information. The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to disclose portions of the system's memory in the error messages.
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