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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:26:33 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: Sergei Golubchik <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request - MySQL - 5.0.88

----- "Jan Lieskovsky" <> wrote:
>    MySQL upstream has released latest 5.0.88 version of their Community
>    Server, fixing one security issue:
> * 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.
>    (Bug#48291:
> 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.
>    (Bug#47780:
> 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.

Let's group these two together. This also appears to affect MySQL versions
before 5.1.41 5.0.88.



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