Public Date:
919247: CVE-2013-1861 mysql: geometry query crashes mysqld (CPU July 2013)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

MariaDB 5.5.x before 5.5.30, 5.3.x before 5.3.13, 5.2.x before 5.2.15, and 5.1.x before 5.1.68, and Oracle MySQL 5.1.69 and earlier, 5.5.31 and earlier, and 5.6.11 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted geometry feature that specifies a large number of points, which is not properly handled when processing the binary representation of this feature, related to a numeric calculation error.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1861 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue was addressed in the package mysql55-mysql as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via RHEA-2013:1330. This issue was addressed in the package mysql as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via RHBA-2013:1647.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (mysql) RHBA-2013:1647 2013-11-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 mysql51-mysql Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 mysql Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Red Hat would like to thank Alyssa Milburn for reporting this issue.
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