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Oracle MySQL 6.0 < 6.0.10 XPath Expression DoS

Medium

Synopsis

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

Description

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'.

Solution

Upgrade to MySQL Community Server version 6.0.10 or later.