MySQL < 4.1.13 / 5.0.8 DOS Device Name Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote database server may be affected by denial of service

Description :

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is older than
4.1.13 or 5.0.8.

On Windows, a remote attacker can crash the server via a 'use' command
followed by MS-DOS device name, e.g. LPT1.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to MySQL version 4.1.13 / 5.0.8 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 17826 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0799