This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-09
(MySQL: Denial of Service)
Jean-David Maillefer discovered a format string vulnerability in
time.cc where MySQL fails to properly handle specially formatted user
input to the date_format function.
By specifying a format string as the first parameter to the date_format
function, an authenticated attacker could cause MySQL to crash,
resulting in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=dev-db/mysql-4.1.21'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 22167 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-3469