Debian DSA-1478-1 : mysql-dfsg-5.0 - buffer overflows

high Nessus Plugin ID 30125


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Luigi Auriemma discovered two buffer overflows in YaSSL, an SSL implementation included in the MySQL database package, which could lead to denial of service and possibly the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the mysql-dfsg-5.0 package.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain mysql-dfsg-5.0.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 5.0.32-7etch5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30125

File Name: debian_DSA-1478.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/30/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-dfsg-5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/28/2008

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (MySQL yaSSL SSL Hello Message Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0226, CVE-2008-0227

DSA: 1478

CWE: 119