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MySQL Community Server 5.1 < 5.1.32 XPath Expression DoS

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

Description

The version of MySQL 5.1 installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.1.32 and is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. Specifically, a user can cause an assertion failure leading to a server crash by calling 'ExtractValue()' or 'UpdateXML()' using an XPath expression employing a scalar expression as a 'FilterExpr'.

Solution

Upgrade to version 5.1.32 or higher.