MySQL monitor drop database command contains buffer overflow

ID VU:367320
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2001-02-17T00:00:00



MySQL is a popular open source database package. It contains a buffer overflow in the code that processes drop database commands.


The MySQL server, mysqld, contains a buffer overflow in the code used to process drop database requests. By carefully crafting a MySQL drop database request, such as through the mysql client, an intruder may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the MySQL server. If a MySQL database is available over the internet (e.g. through mysqld or through a web page), a remote intruder may be able to exploit this vulnerability.

See also VU#123384.


Attackers able to authenticate to a MySQL database may be able to execute code with the privileges of the mysql server.


Upgrade to MySQL version 3.23.33 or later.

Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
MySQL| | -| 17 Feb 2001
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A



Our thanks to Joao Gouveia who discovered this vulnerability and posted it to the BugTraq mailing list on February 9, 2001.

This document was written by Shawn V. Hernan.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 09 Feb 2001
  • Date First Published: 17 Feb 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 17 Feb 2001
  • Severity Metric: 17.72
  • Document Revision: 9