Debian DSA-1877-1 : mysql-dfsg-5.0 - denial of service/execution of arbitrary code

high Nessus Plugin ID 44742



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


In MySQL 4.0.0 through 5.0.83, multiple format string vulnerabilities in the dispatch_command() function in libmysqld/ in mysqld allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and potentially the execution of arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a database name in a COM_CREATE_DB or COM_DROP_DB request.


Upgrade the mysql packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 5.0.51a-24+lenny2.

For the old stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.0.32-7etch11.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44742

File Name: debian_DSA-1877.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

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

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: 9/2/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2446

BID: 35609

DSA: 1877

CWE: 134