MySQL Community Server 5.0 < 5.0.67 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 34159


The remote database server is affected by several issues.


The version of MySQL Community Server 5.0 installed on the remote host is before 5.0.66. Such versions are reportedly affected by the following issues :

- When using a FEDERATED table, a local server could be forced to crash if the remote server returns a result with fewer columns than expected (Bug #29801).

- ALTER VIEW retains the original DEFINER value, even when altered by another user, which could allow that user to gain the access rights of the view (Bug #29908).

- A local user can circumvent privileges through creation of MyISAM tables using the 'DATA DIRECTORY' and 'INDEX DIRECTORY' options to overwrite existing table files in the application's data directory (Bug #32167).

- RENAME TABLE against a table with DATA/INDEX DIRECTORY overwrites the file to which the symlink points (Bug #32111).

- It was possible to force an error message of excessive length, which could lead to a buffer overflow (Bug #32707).

- Three vulnerabilities in yaSSL versions 1.7.5 and earlier as used in MySQL could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to crash the server or to execute arbitrary code provided yaSSL is enabled and the server allows TCP connections (Bug #33814).

- An empty bit-string literal (b'') used in a SQL statement could result in a server crash (Bug #35658).


Upgrade to MySQL Community Server version 5.0.67.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34159

File Name: mysql_5_0_67.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 9/11/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

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: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (MySQL yaSSL SSL Hello Message Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5969, CVE-2008-0226, CVE-2008-0227, CVE-2008-2079, CVE-2008-3963, CVE-2008-4098

BID: 26765, 27140, 29106

CWE: 59, 119, 134, 264