Saturday, December 15, 2007

Security Fix: MySQL

It's very rare to see security fix for MySQL but it is reality. Even MySQL has security problem. Besides this security fixes, the latest -Current update also spot an update to Xorg Server packages along with other packages, such as libpng, halinfo, imagemagick, mkinitrd, linux-howtos, nmap, and a new package xf86-video-radeonhd-1.0.0-i486-1.tgz.

Check the -Current changelog for more detail:
Fri Dec 14 18:02:39 CST 2007
a/mkinitrd-1.3.0-i486-4.tgz: Fixed a bug that could cause modprobe to attempt to load the same module more than once (due to whitespace differences in the initramfs's load_kernel_modules script). Thanks to Piter Punk.

Upgraded to mysql-5.0.51.
This release fixes several bugs, including some security issues.
However, it also includes a potentially incompatible change, so be sure to read the release notes before upgrading. It is possible that some databases will need to be fixed in order to work with this (and future) releases:
For more information about the security issues fixed, see:
(* Security fix *)

f/linux-howtos-20071214-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to linux-howtos-20071214.

l/hal-info-20071212-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to hal-info-20071212.

l/libpng-1.2.24-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libpng-1.2.24.

n/nmap-4.50-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to nmap-4.50.

x/xf86-input-joystick-1.3.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86-input-joystick-1.3.1.

x/xf86-video-radeonhd-1.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Added xf86-video-radeonhd-1.0.0.

x/xorg-server- Upgraded to xorg-server-

x/xorg-server-xnest- Upgraded to xorg-server-xnest-

x/xorg-server-xvfb- Upgraded to xorg-server-xvfb-

xap/imagemagick-6.3.7_4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to ImageMagick-6.3.7-4.