MySQL < 5.0.92 Multiple Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote database server is vulnerable to multiple denial of
service attacks.

Description :

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is older than
5.0.92. As such, it reportedly is prone to multiple denial of service
attacks :

- The improper handling of type errors during argument
evaluation in extreme-value functions, e.g., 'LEAST()'
or 'GREATEST()' causes server crashes. (CVE-2010-3833)

- Remote authenticated attackers could crash the server.
(CVE-2010-3834 & CVE-2010-3836)

- The use of 'GROUP_CONCAT()' and 'WITH ROLLUP' caused
server crashes. (CVE-2010-3837)

- The use of an intermediate temporary table and queries
containing calls to 'GREATEST()' or 'LEAST()', having
a list of both numeric and 'LONGBLOB' arguments, caused
server crashes. (CVE-2010-3838)

See also :

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=55826
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54476
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=54461
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-92.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=640751

Solution :

Upgrade to MySQL version 5.0.92 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 17834 ()

Bugtraq ID: 43676

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3833
CVE-2010-3834
CVE-2010-3836
CVE-2010-3837
CVE-2010-3838