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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 16:29:26 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
CC: oss-security <>,
        Sergei Golubchik <>
Subject: CVE Request - MySQL - 5.0.88

Hi Josh, Steve, vendors,

   MySQL upstream has released latest 5.0.88 version of their Community Server,
fixing one security issue:

Security Fix: MySQL clients linked against OpenSSL did not
               check server certificates presented by a server linked against
               yaSSL. (Bug#47320:

While the other two (three issues) looks too to be security relevant:

* Error handling was missing for SELECT statements containing
   subqueries in the WHERE clause and that assigned a SELECT
   result to a user variable. The server could crash as a result.

This looks to be from adjacent network exploitable mysqld DoS.

* If the first argument to GeomFromWKB() function was a geometry
   value, the function just returned its value. However, it
   failed to preserve the argument's null_value flag, which
   caused an unexpected NULL value to be returned to the caller,
   resulting in a server crash.

Same case as the above, though I can't look into upstream MySQL bugs
to confirm or disprove it. Thus Cc-ed Sergei Golubchik on this mail.

* Failure to treat BIT values as unsigned could lead to
   unpredictable results.

Also this one seems to be security related - upstream bug speaks about
invalid memory access and didn't check the code if this could
lead to heap overflow once the comparison fails.

Sergei, our opinion here is appreciated.

Thanks && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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