GLSA-200708-10 : MySQL: Denial of Service and information leakage

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25916


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-10 (MySQL: Denial of Service and information leakage)

Dormando reported a vulnerability within the handling of password packets in the connection protocol (CVE-2007-3780). Andrei Elkin also found that the 'CREATE TABLE LIKE' command didn't require SELECT privileges on the source table (CVE-2007-3781).
Impact :

A remote unauthenticated attacker could use the first vulnerability to make the server crash. The second vulnerability can be used by authenticated users to obtain information on tables they are not normally able to access.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/mysql-5.0.44'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25916

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200708-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/21

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mysql, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3780, CVE-2007-3781

BID: 25017

OSVDB: 34765, 34766, 37783

GLSA: 200708-10

CWE: 20