MySQL 5.5 < 5.5.24 Security Bypass Vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote database server is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.

Description :

The version of MySQL 5.5 installed on the remote host is earlier than
5.5.24 and is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Several errors exist related to 'GIS Extension',
'Server', 'InnoDB' and 'Server Optimizer' components
that can allow denial of service attacks.
(CVE-2012-0540, CVE-2012-1734, CVE-2012-1735,
CVE-2012-1756, CVE-2012-1757)

- A security bypass vulnerability exists that occurs due
to improper casting during user login sessions.
(Bug #64884 / CVE-2012-2122)

- An error exists related to key length and sort order
index that can lead to application crashes.
(Bug #59387 / CVE-2012-2749)

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to MySQL version 5.5.24 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true