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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MySQL double free()

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the remote MySQL version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

You are running a version of MySQL which is
older than version 3.23.55.

If you have not patched this version, then
any attacker with a valid username may crash this
service remotely by exploiting a double free bug.

Further exploitation to gain a shell on the host
might be possible, although unconfirmed so far.

Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of MySQL 3.23.55 or newer

Networks Security ID: 6718

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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