Oracle MySQL < 5.1.41 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5240
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The remote database server is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running MySQL Community server < 5.1.41. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues :

- The application fails to correctly handle the data directory path name if it contains symlinked directories in its path which could lead to a local privilege escalation. (Bug 32167)

- MySQL clients linked against OpenSSL did not check server certificates presented by a server linked against yaSSL. (Bug 47320)

- An error related to the handling of certain SELECT statements containing subqueries.

- A failure to preserve unspecified 'null_value' flags when executing statements that use the 'GeomFromWKB' function.


Upgrade to MySQL Community server 5.1.41 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5240

Family: Database

Published: 11/24/2009

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 5003

Nessus ID: 42900

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 11/5/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/19/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079, CVE-2009-4019

BID: 37075, 37076, 37297