A Denial of Service vulnerability was found in MySQL.
|Package||dev-db/mysql on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.0.44-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.0.44-r2|
MySQL is a popular multi-threaded, multi-user SQL server.
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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/mysql-5.0.44-r2"
November 18, 2007
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