MySQL 5.6.x < 5.6.47 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Jan 2020 CPU)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 132956


The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of MySQL running on the remote host is 5.6.x prior to 5.6.47. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including three of the top vulnerabilities below, as noted in the January 2020 Critical Patch Update advisory:
- Unspecified vulnerability in the optimizer component of Oracle MySQL Server. An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this issue, to compromise the availability of the application (CVE-2020-2579).

- Unspecified vulnerabilities in the MySQL client component of Oracle MySQL Server. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit these issues, to compromise the availability of the application (CVE-2020-2574).

- Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Packaging (OpenSSL)).
Supported versions that are affected are 5.6.46 and prior, 5.7.26 and prior and 8.0.18 and prior. This difficult to exploit vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where MySQL Server executes to compromise MySQL Server. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized access to critical data or complete access to all MySQL Server accessible data (CVE-2019-1547).

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 5.6.47 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 132956

File Name: mysql_5_6_47.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Databases

Published: 1/16/2020

Updated: 10/21/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1547


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:mysql

Required KB Items: installed_sw/MySQL Server

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/14/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1547, CVE-2020-2574, CVE-2020-2579

IAVA: 2020-A-0021-S