Oracle MySQL Empty Binary String DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4652

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

Description

This version of MySQL is vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack when it processes empty binary strings. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need some way of injecting data into a MySQL query. Successful exploitation would result in the database crashing.

Solution

Upgrade to version 5.0.66, 5.1.26, 6.0.6 or higher.

See Also

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31081

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4652

File Name: 4652.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2008/09/10

Modified: 2016/01/30

Dependencies: 8914, 3394

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3963

BID: 31081

OSVDB: 48021