Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : mysql (ELSA-2007-0875)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67566


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0875 :

Updated mysql packages that fix a security flaw are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. MySQL is a client/server implementation consisting of a server daemon (mysqld) and many different client programs and libraries.

A flaw was discovered in MySQL's authentication protocol. It is possible for a remote unauthenticated attacker to send a specially crafted authentication request to the MySQL server causing it to crash. (CVE-2007-3780)

All users of the MySQL server are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch which fixes this issue.


Update the affected mysql packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67566

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0875.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-bench, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mysql-test, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3780

BID: 25017

OSVDB: 36732

RHSA: 2007:0875

CWE: 20