MySQL 5.7.x < 5.7.28 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Oct 2019 CPU)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 130026
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The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of MySQL running on the remote host is 5.7.x prior to 5.7.28. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including three of the top vulnerabilities below, as noted in the October 2019 Critical Patch Update advisory:
- Vulnerabilities in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Optimizer and PS). Easily exploitable vulnerabilities which allow low privileged attackers with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities can result in unauthorized ability to cause a hang or frequently repeatable crash (complete DOS) of MySQL Server. (CVE-2019-2946, CVE-2019-2974)

- A non-privileged user or program can put code and a config file in a known non-privileged path (under C:/usr/local/) that will make curl <= 7.65.1 automatically run the code (as an openssl 'engine') on invocation. If that curl is invoked by a privileged user it can do anything it wants. (CVE-2019-5443)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to MySQL version 5.7.28 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 130026

File Name: mysql_5_7_28.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 10/18/2019

Updated: 5/6/2020

Dependencies: mysql_version.nasl, mysql_login.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-2924


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:mysql

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/15/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-2752, CVE-2019-2910, CVE-2019-2911, CVE-2019-2914, CVE-2019-2922, CVE-2019-2923, CVE-2019-2924, CVE-2019-2938, CVE-2019-2946, CVE-2019-2960, CVE-2019-2974, CVE-2019-2993, CVE-2019-5443

BID: 108881

IAVA: 2020-A-0143