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<glsa id="200711-25">
<title>MySQL: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>
A Denial of Service vulnerability was found in MySQL.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">mysql</product>
<announced>November 18, 2007</announced>
<revised>November 18, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>198988</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-db/mysql" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">5.0.44-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">5.0.44-r2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
MySQL is a popular multi-threaded, multi-user SQL server.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Joe Gallo and Artem Russakovskii reported an error in the
convert_search_mode_to_innobase() function in ha_innodb.cc in the
InnoDB engine that is leading to a failed assertion when handling
CONTAINS operations.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote authenticated attacker with ALTER privileges could send a
specially crafted request to a vulnerable database server possibly
leading to a Denial of Service.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-db/mysql-5.0.44-r2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5925">CVE-2007-5925</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 18 Nov 2007 14:18:51 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 18 Nov 2007 20:09:52 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 18 Nov 2007 20:10:13 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
</glsa>