Public Date:
194613: CVE-2006-0903 Mysql log file obfuscation

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

MySQL 5.0.18 and earlier allows local users to bypass logging mechanisms via SQL queries that contain the NULL character, which are not properly handled by the mysql_real_query function. NOTE: this issue was originally reported for the mysql_query function, but the vendor states that since mysql_query expects a null character, this is not an issue for mysql_query.

Find out more about CVE-2006-0903 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: This issue has been fixed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in RHSA-2006:0544.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (mysql) RHSA-2008:0364 2008-05-20
Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux AS (v.4) (mysql) RHSA-2007:0083 2007-02-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (mysql) RHSA-2006:0544 2006-06-09