MySQL 5.1 < 5.1.41 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42900

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote database server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of MySQL 5.1 installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.1.41 and is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An incomplete fix was provided in 5.1.24 for CVE-2008-2079, a symlink-related privilege escalation issue. (Bug #39277)

- MySQL clients linked against OpenSSL are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. (Bug #47320)

- The GeomFromWKB() function can be manipulated to cause a denial of service. (Bug #47780)

- Specially crafted SELECT statements containing sub- queries in the WHERE clause can cause the server to crash. (Bug #48291)


Upgrade to MySQL 5.1.41 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42900

File Name: mysql_5_1_41.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 2009/11/25

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 91823, 10719

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079, CVE-2008-7247, CVE-2009-4019, CVE-2009-4028, CVE-2009-4030

BID: 37075, 37076, 37297, 38043

Secunia: 37372

CWE: 20, 59, 264