MySQL < 5.0.40 IF Query NULL Dereference DoS

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801155

Synopsis

The remote database server is prone to a denial of service attack.

Description

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is reportedly affected by a denial of service vulnerability that may be triggered with a specially crafted IF query. An attacker who can execute arbitrary SELECT statements may be able to leverage this issue to crash the affected service.

Solution

Upgrade to version 5.0.40 or higher.

See Also

dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-cs-5-0-41.html

dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-18.html

dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-es-5-0-40.html

bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=27513

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801155

File Name: 801155.prm

Family: Database

Nessus ID: 25198

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2583

BID: 23911