MySQL 3.x Password Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote database server is vulnerable to information
disclosure.

Description :

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host reportedly uses a
weak algorithm for authentication.

A remote attacker who can monitor network traffic could retrieve
passwords by breaking the used cryptographic algorithms.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9f161649
http://www.nessus.org/u?609fdc42

Solution :

No fix for MySQL 3.x has been published.

Upgrade to MySQL version 5.5 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 17816 ()

Bugtraq ID: 1826

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0981