MySQL < 4.1.13 / 5.0.8 DOS Device Name Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 17826
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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote database server may be affected by denial of service vulnerabilities.


The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is older than 4.1.13 or 5.0.8.

On Windows, a remote attacker can crash the server via a 'use' command followed by MS-DOS device name, e.g. LPT1.


Upgrade to MySQL version 4.1.13 / 5.0.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17826

File Name: mysql_4_1_13_or_5_0_8.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 1/18/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: 10719, 91823

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/12/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0799