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

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8386


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8386

Family: Database

Published: 9/16/2014

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 77670

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7


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


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:/a:oracle:mysql

Patch Publication Date: 7/31/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/31/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5615, CVE-2014-0224, 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