MySQL 5.7.x < 5.7.29 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Jan 2020 CPU)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 132957


The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of MySQL running on the remote host is 5.7.x prior to 5.7.29. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including three of the top vulnerabilities below, as noted in the January 2020 Critical Patch Update advisory:

- Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Compiling (cURL)). Supported versions that are affected are 5.7.28 and prior and 8.0.18 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of MySQL Server (CVE-2019-5482).

- 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 InnoDB component of Oracle MySQL Server. An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit these issues, to compromise the availability of the application (CVE-2020-2577, CVE-2020-2589).

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 5.7.29 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 132957

File Name: mysql_5_7_29.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, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-5482


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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-2019-5482, CVE-2020-2570, CVE-2020-2572, CVE-2020-2573, CVE-2020-2574, CVE-2020-2577, CVE-2020-2579, CVE-2020-2584, CVE-2020-2589, CVE-2020-2660, CVE-2020-2790, CVE-2020-2806, CVE-2020-2814

IAVA: 2020-A-0143-S