MySQL Empty Binary String DoS

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801156

Synopsis

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

Description

This version of MySQL is vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack when it processes empty binary strings. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need some way of injecting data into a MySQL query. Successful exploitation would result in the database crashing.

Solution

Upgrade to version 5.0.66, 5.1.26, 6.0.6 or higher.

See Also

http://.securityfocus.com/bid/31081

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801156

File Name: 801156.prm

Family: Database

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3963

BID: 31081