This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 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-200705-11
(MySQL: Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities)
mu-b discovered a NULL pointer dereference in item_cmpfunc.cc when
processing certain types of SQL requests. Sec Consult also discovered
another NULL pointer dereference when sorting certain types of queries
on the database metadata.
In both cases, a remote attacker could send a specially crafted SQL
request to the server, possibly resulting in a server crash. Note that
the attacker needs the ability to execute SELECT queries.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/mysql-5.0.38'
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 25188 (gentoo_GLSA-200705-11.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-1420