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511020: CVE-2009-2446 MySQL: Format string vulnerability by manipulation with database instances (crash)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in the dispatch_command function in libmysqld/ in mysqld in MySQL 4.0.0 through 5.0.83 allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via format string specifiers in a database name in a (1) COM_CREATE_DB or (2) COM_DROP_DB request. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2446 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:

This issue was addressed for Red hat Enterprise Linux 5 by and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 by .

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, future MySQL package updates may address this flaw for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Red Hat Application Stack 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) RHSA-2009:1461 2009-09-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (mysql) RHSA-2009:1289 2009-09-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (mysql) RHSA-2010:0110 2010-02-16

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