MySQL 5.5 < 5.5.24 Security Bypass Vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59449
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The remote database server is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The version of MySQL 5.5 installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.5.24 and is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Several errors exist related to 'GIS Extension', 'Server', 'InnoDB' and 'Server Optimizer' components that can allow denial of service attacks.
(CVE-2012-0540, CVE-2012-1734, CVE-2012-1735, CVE-2012-1756, CVE-2012-1757)

- A security bypass vulnerability exists that occurs due to improper casting during user login sessions.
(Bug #64884 / CVE-2012-2122)

- An error exists related to key length and sort order index that can lead to application crashes.
(Bug #59387 / CVE-2012-2749)


Upgrade to MySQL version 5.5.24 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59449

File Name: mysql_5_5_24.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 6/11/2012

Updated: 12/4/2019

Dependencies: mysql_version.nasl, mysql_login.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-2122


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/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

Patch Publication Date: 5/7/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2012

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0540, CVE-2012-1734, CVE-2012-1735, CVE-2012-1756, CVE-2012-1757, CVE-2012-2122, CVE-2012-2749

BID: 53911, 54524, 54526, 54540, 54549, 54551, 55120

EDB-ID: 19092