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From:Sergei Golubchik Date:January 14 2011 4:51pm
Subject:Re: bzr commit into mysql-5.5 branch (Georgi.Kodinov:3247)
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Hi, Georgi!

On Jan 14, Georgi Kodinov wrote:
>  3247 Georgi Kodinov	2011-01-14
>       Bug #59453: Non-ASCIIZ string kills protocol extensibility in MySQL 5.5
>       When the server sends the name of the plugin it's using in the handshake 
>       packet it was null terminating it in it's buffer, but was sending a length of 
>       the packet 1 byte short.
>       Fixed to send the terminating 0 as well by increasing the length of the 
>       packet to include it. 

This won't work, because the data may be binary and contain \0 in the

I see two solutions to this bug. Either put the length of the data
before the data, or zero terminate it *and* escape all zeros.

Unfortunately, both mean an incompatible change in the protocol.
If you're fine with incompatible protocol changes in GA version, then I
think the first solution (with the lenth) is better.

> === modified file 'sql/'
> --- a/sql/	2010-12-17 11:11:34 +0000
> +++ b/sql/	2011-01-14 15:48:11 +0000
> @@ -8014,7 +8014,7 @@ static bool send_server_handshake_packet
>    end= strmake(end, plugin_name(mpvio->plugin)->str,
>                      plugin_name(mpvio->plugin)->length);
> -  int res= my_net_write(mpvio->net, (uchar*) buff, (size_t) (end - buff)) ||
> +  int res= my_net_write(mpvio->net, (uchar*) buff, (size_t) (end - buff + 1)) ||
>             net_flush(mpvio->net);
>    my_afree(buff);
>    DBUG_RETURN (res);
bzr commit into mysql-5.5 branch (Georgi.Kodinov:3247) Bug#59453Georgi Kodinov14 Jan
  • Re: bzr commit into mysql-5.5 branch (Georgi.Kodinov:3247)Bug#59453Sergei Golubchik14 Jan
    • Re: bzr commit into mysql-5.5 branch (Georgi.Kodinov:3247) Bug#59453Davi Arnaut14 Jan
      • Re: bzr commit into mysql-5.5 branch (Georgi.Kodinov:3247)Bug#59453Sergei Golubchik14 Jan