Oracle MySQL client/ Server Version memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Oracle MySQL (Database Software) (the affected version unknown). This affects an unknown code of the file client/ The manipulation as part of a Server Version leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 01/28/2014 as Bug 1054592 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). It is possible to read the advisory at The vendor was not involved in the public release. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-0001 since 12/03/2013. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/08/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73680 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : mysql-5.5 vulnerabilities (USN-2170-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350447 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for mysql51: ALAS-2014-298).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 13779.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-43128) and Tenable (73680). Similar entries are available at 11938, 11939, 11948 and 11944.






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 73680
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : mysql-5.5 vulnerabilities (USN-2170-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 702919
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2919-1 (mysql-5.5 - security update
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Advisory: Bug 1054592
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-0001 (🔍)

X-Force: 90901
SecurityTracker: 1029708
Vulnerability Center: 43128 - MariaDB Before 5.5.35 Remote DoS and Possible Code Execution via a Long Server Version String, High
SecurityFocus: 65298 - Oracle MySQL Client 'main()' Function Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
OSVDB: 102713

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Created: 01/31/2014 04:16 PM
Updated: 06/08/2021 10:44 PM
Changes: 01/31/2014 04:16 PM (77), 05/20/2017 10:17 AM (4), 06/08/2021 10:34 PM (3), 06/08/2021 10:44 PM (1)
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