MySQL 5.5.x < 5.5.51 Multiple DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 93000


The remote database server is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.


The version of MySQL running on the remote host is 5.5.x prior to 5.5.51. It is, therefore, affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities :

- An unspecified flaw exists in the DML subcomponent that allows an authenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2016-5612)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the NAME_CONST() function when handling certain unspecified arguments. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause the server to exit.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to MySQL version 5.5.51 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93000

File Name: mysql_5_5_51.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 8/17/2016

Updated: 1/2/2019

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-5612


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:mysql

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/29/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/29/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5612