Debian DLA-75-1 : mysql-5.1 security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 82220


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.



Insecure handling of a temporary file that could lead to abritrary execution of code through the creation of a mysql configuration file pointing to an attacker-controlled plugin_dir.


Insecure creation of the debian.cnf credential file. Credentials could be stolen by a local user monitoring that file while the package gets installed.


Buffer overrun in the MySQL client when the server sends a version string that is too big for the allocated buffer.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82220

File Name: debian_DLA-75.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmysqlclient-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmysqlclient16, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmysqld-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmysqld-pic, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-client, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-client-5.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-server, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-server-5.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mysql-server-core-5.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2162, CVE-2014-0001, CVE-2014-4274

BID: 60424, 65298, 69732