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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2009.1137
                  MySQL Community Server 5.0.88 Released
                             23 November 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              MySQL Community Server
Operating System:     Windows
                      UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:        Provide Misleading Information -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
Member content until: Wednesday, December 23 2009

OVERVIEW

        MySQL Community Server 5.0.88 has been released correcting a 
        security vulnerability.


IMPACT

        The vendor has provided the following informaion regarding this
        vulnerability:
        
        "MySQL clients linked against OpenSSL did not check server 
        certificates presented by a server linked against yaSSL." [1]


MITIGATION

        Upgrading to the latest version of MySQL 5.0.x will correct this
        vulnerability. It is available for download from the vendor's
        website. [2]


REFERENCES

        [1] Changes in MySQL 5.0.88
            http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-88.html

        [2] MySQL 5.0
            http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.0.html#downloads

AusCERT has made every effort to ensure that the information contained
in this document is accurate.  However, the decision to use the information
described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to
follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is
the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in
accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT
takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or
acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin.

If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in 
any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT 
Incident Reporting Form at:

        http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=3192

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Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Brisbane
Qld 4072

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