MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists ofthe MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries.This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the MySQL database server.Information about these flaws can be found on the Oracle Critical PatchUpdate Advisory page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2014-0386,CVE-2014-0393, CVE-2014-0401, CVE-2014-0402, CVE-2014-0412, CVE-2014-0437,CVE-2013-5908)A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the MySQL command line clienttool (mysql) processed excessively long version strings. If a userconnected to a malicious MySQL server via the mysql client, the servercould use this flaw to crash the mysql client or, potentially, executearbitrary code as the user running the mysql client. (CVE-2014-0001)The CVE-2014-0001 issue was discovered by Garth Mollett of the Red HatSecurity Response Team.This update also fixes the following bug:These updated packages upgrade MySQL to version 5.1.73. Refer to the MySQLRelease Notes listed in the References section for a complete list ofchanges.All MySQL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correctthese issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon(mysqld) will be restarted automatically.