Oracle MySQL 5.5.x < 5.5.39 / 5.6.x < 5.6.20 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8386
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


The remote database server is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is older than 5.5.39 or 5.6.20, and is thus unpatched for vulnerabilities within the following components:

- MyISAM temporary files, which may allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges

- yaSSL, which contains an off-by-one overflow condition that can be leveraged for remote code execution

- MySQL admin password exposure after a password change

- mysqldump, which contains an overflow condition that can result in denial of service

- Replication, which may crash the database when handling overly large statements (versions 5.6.x only)

- InnoDB, which may crash when performing a DELETE operation (versions 5.6.x only)


Upgrade to version 5.5.39 / 5.6.20, or higher, to address these vulnerabilities.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8386

Family: Database

Published: 9/16/2014

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 8914

Nessus ID: 77670

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/31/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/31/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2012-5615, CVE-2014-4274, CVE-2014-4287, CVE-2014-6463, CVE-2014-6478, CVE-2014-6484, CVE-2014-6495, CVE-2014-6505, CVE-2014-6520, CVE-2014-6530, CVE-2014-6551, CVE-2015-0391

BID: 67899, 69732, 70455, 70462, 70486, 70489, 70496, 70510, 70516, 70517, 70532, 70540, 72205, 69743

IAVB: 2014-B-0088, 2014-B-0102, 2014-B-0077, 2014-B-0084, 2014-B-0089, 2014-B-0091, 2014-B-0101

IAVA: 2015-A-0113