MySQL Community Server 5.1 < 5.1.32 XPath Expression DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4946


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


The version of MySQL 5.1 installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.1.32 and is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. Specifically, a user can cause an assertion failure leading to a server crash by calling 'ExtractValue()' or 'UpdateXML()' using an XPath expression employing a scalar expression as a 'FilterExpr'.


Upgrade to version 5.1.32 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4946

File Name: 4946.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2009/03/05

Modified: 2016/01/30

Dependencies: 8914

Nessus ID: 35766

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0819

BID: 33972