Oracle MySQL 6.0 < 6.0.10 XPath Expression DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5002


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


The version of MySQL 6.0 installed on the remote host is earlier than 6.0.10 and thus 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 MySQL Community Server version 6.0.10 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5002

File Name: 5002.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 5003

Nessus ID: 36020

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0819

BID: 33972