Study: Few bugs in MySQL database

Friday Feb 4th 2005 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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A source-code analysis of the MySQL database, a popular open-source program at the heart of many Web sites, revealed few bugs compared with the number found in commercial code, testing company Coverity said Friday.

[From News.Com]

A source-code analysis of the MySQL database, a popular open-source program at the heart of many Web sites, revealed few bugs compared with the number found in commercial code, testing company Coverity said Friday.

The analysis, done using the company's homegrown tools, found 97 flaws, at least one of which was a serious security problem, Coverity said in a report. However, that number is small compared with most commercial software code, said Seth Hallem, Coverity's CEO.

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