Oracle MySQL User-Defined Function init_syms() Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3158


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


According to its version number, the installation of MySQL on the remote host may be prone to a buffer overflow when copying the name of a user-defined function into a stack-based buffer. With sufficient access to create a user-defined function, an attacker may be able to exploit this and execute arbitrary code within the context of the affected database server process.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3158

File Name: 3158.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2005/08/09

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 8914, 8915

Nessus ID: 19416

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Base Score: 5.2

Temporal Score: 4.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2558

BID: 14509