MySQL < 5.0.40 IF Query NULL Dereference DoS

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801155


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


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.


Upgrade to version 5.0.40 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801155

Family: Database

Nessus ID: 25198

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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