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The remote database server is susceptible to a buffer overflow attack.
According to its banner, the version of MySQL installed on the remote
host fails to validate the length of a user-supplied password in the
'User' table in the 'get_salt_from_password()' function. Using a
specially crafted value for a new password, an authenticated attacker
with the 'ALTER DATABASE' privilege may be able to leverage this issue
to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code subject to the
privileges under which the database service runs.
See also :
Upgrade to MySQL 3.23.58 / 4.0.15 or later.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : true
Nessus Plugin ID: 11842 ()
Bugtraq ID: 8590
CVE ID: CVE-2003-0780
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