MySQL Empty Binary String DoS

medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801156
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The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


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.


Upgrade to version 5.0.66, 5.1.26, 6.0.6 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801156

Family: Database

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

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