MariaDB Server 5.5.x < 5.5.29 Multiple Buffer Overflows

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9278


The remote database server is affected by multiple buffer overflow attack vectors.


MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database. The version of MariaDB installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.5.29, and is therefore affected by multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

- An unspecified flaw exists in which the program fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input resulting in a buffer overflow. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code under the permissions of the mysql daemon. (OSVDB 88060)
- A flaw exists in the 'acl_get()' function in 'sql/' which fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input during the access right checking routine, which will result in a stack-based buffer overflow. With a specially crafted database name, an authenticated remote attacker can potentially execute arbitrary code. (OSVDB 88066).


Upgrade to version 5.5.29, or higher, to address this vulnerability.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9278

Family: Database

Published: 2016/05/13

Modified: 2016/12/12

Dependencies: 8693

Nessus ID: 63150

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mariadb:mariadb

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5611

BID: 56769