[debian-mysql] Bug#697572: Regression in mysqldump with security update DSA 2581-1

Dan Wallis mrdanwallis at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 02:11:24 UTC 2013

Package: mysql-client-5.1
Version: 5.1.66-0+squeeze1

The security update DSA 2581-1 introduced a regression in the
mysqldump utility. The regression is already reported upstream, and a
patch has been proposed there: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=65670

$ mysql -se 'show variables like "version"'
Variable_name	Value
version	5.0.51a-24+lenny5-log
$ mysqldump --version
mysqldump  Ver 10.13 Distrib 5.1.66, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64)
$ mysqldump --opt --quick mysql > /dev/null
Error: Couldn't read status information for table general_log ()
mysqldump: Couldn't execute 'show create table `general_log`': Table
'mysql.general_log' doesn't exist (1146)

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