VDB-1273 · CVE-2005-0799 · SA14564

Sun MySQL up to 4.1.9 on Windows MS DOS Device Name denial of service

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A vulnerability has been found in Sun MySQL up to 4.1.9 on Windows (Database Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component MS DOS Device Name. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 03/15/2005. The weakness was presented 03/12/2005 by Luca Ercoli (Website). The advisory is shared at bugs.mysql.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2005-0799 since 03/20/2005. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is possible to download the exploit at bugs.mysql.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 17826 (MySQL < 4.1.13 / 5.0.8 DOS Device Name Denial of Service Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Databases and running in the context r.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at mysql.com.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (17826). See 1644 for similar entry.








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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 17826
Nessus Name: MySQL < 4.1.13 / 5.0.8 DOS Device Name Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
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Patch: mysql.com


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Vendor: oracle.com

Advisory: bugs.mysql.com
Researcher: Luca Ercoli
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2005-0799 (🔍)
Secunia: 14564 - MySQL MS-DOS Device Names Denial of Service Vulnerability, Not Critical
OSVDB: 14748 - MySQL MS-DOS Device Names Request DoS

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/21/2005 09:51 AM
Updated: 07/01/2019 05:37 PM
Changes: 03/21/2005 09:51 AM (78), 07/01/2019 05:37 PM (2)
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