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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-279

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-279
Posted Oct 15, 2009
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-279 - It was discovered that mysql-ocaml, OCaml bindings for MySql, was missing a function to call mysql_real_escape_string(). This is needed, because mysql_real_escape_string() honours the charset of the connection and prevents insufficient escaping, when certain multibyte character encodings are used. The added function is called real_escape() and takes the established database connection as a first argument. The old escape_string() was kept for backwards compatibility. This update fixes this vulnerability.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2009-2942
MD5 | c09ef0ea7fb584ad2b40cd0d168b514f

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-279

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:279
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : ocaml-mysql
Date : October 15, 2009
Affected: Enterprise Server 5.0
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Problem Description:

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ocaml-mysql:

It was discovered that mysql-ocaml, OCaml bindings for MySql,
was missing a function to call mysql_real_escape_string(). This
is needed, because mysql_real_escape_string() honours the charset
of the connection and prevents insufficient escaping, when certain
multibyte character encodings are used. The added function is called
real_escape() and takes the established database connection as a first
argument. The old escape_string() was kept for backwards compatibility
(CVE-2009-2942).

This update fixes this vulnerability.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2942
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1910
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5:
e61bb4eb829250affa5eff14572279ba mes5/i586/ocaml-mysql-1.0.4-9.1mdvmes5.i586.rpm
3b1ee1b2c527f9ee28ad821aac600aed mes5/i586/ocaml-mysql-devel-1.0.4-9.1mdvmes5.i586.rpm
64960c08b893271da2054f9640997ddc mes5/SRPMS/ocaml-mysql-1.0.4-9.1mdvmes5.src.rpm

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5/X86_64:
899111d2a4fe395bd2cef4a743d5636a mes5/x86_64/ocaml-mysql-1.0.4-9.1mdvmes5.x86_64.rpm
5a73d1dabe89856ca97b50efd89330d5 mes5/x86_64/ocaml-mysql-devel-1.0.4-9.1mdvmes5.x86_64.rpm
64960c08b893271da2054f9640997ddc mes5/SRPMS/ocaml-mysql-1.0.4-9.1mdvmes5.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
<security*mandriva.com>
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