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MySQL < 4.0.21 Remote FULLTEXT Search DoS

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

Description

The remote host is running a version of MySQL that is older than version 4.0.21. It is vulnerable to a flaw that may allow an attacker to cause a Denial Of Service. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by using the FULLTEXT search functionality.

Solution

Upgrade to version 4.0.21 or higher.