MySQL update addresses DoS vulnerability

Oracle has released version 5.1.51 of MySQL, a security update that addresses a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability in the open source database. According to security specialist Secunia, an error in the processing of arguments passed to the LEAST() or GREATEST() functions could be exploited by a malicious user to cause a server crash, leading to a DoS condition. All versions up to and including 5.1.50 are reportedly affected.

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