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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MySQL password handler overflow

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 4.0.15.

If you have not patched this version, then
any attacker who has the credentials to connect to this
server may execute arbitrary code on this host with
the rights of the mysql database by changing his
password with a too long one containing a shell code.

Solution : Upgrade to MySQL 3.0.58 or 4.0.15
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 8590

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2007 Tenable Network Security

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