November 2016 Archives

Security release - use after free in DBD::mysql when using prepared statements

DBD::mysql is the perl DBI driver for MySQL and the primary way Perl applications and scripts access MySQL and MariaDB databases. The source repository is at

A vulnerability was discovered that can lead to a use after free when using prepared statements. This vulnerability is present in all releases at least back to versions 3.0 of the driver, which were released in 2005.

The CVE identifier for this vulnerability is CVE-2016-1251.

Version 4.041, including the fix for this vulnerability, is available on CPAN at

Users of DBD::mysql with prepared statements are advised to patch their installations as soon as possible.

Many thanks to Pali Rohár for discovering and fixing the vulnerability.

The DBD::mysql maintainers, Patrick Galbraith Michiel Beijen

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