Sun MySQL up to 4.1.9 on Windows denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Sun MySQL up to 4.1.9 on Windows (Database Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-404. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 03/15/2005. The weakness was shared 07/15/2005 with MySQL (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2005-0799 since 03/20/2005. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1499.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. 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 remote.

Upgrading to version 4.1.13 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (30085), Secunia (SA16170), Vulnerability Center (SBV-19983) and Tenable (17826). The entry 1273 is related to this item.





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

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Remote: Yes

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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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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: MySQL 4.1.13
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Organization: MySQL
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CVE: CVE-2005-0799 (🔍)
Secunia: 16170 - MySQL Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
X-Force: 30085
Vulnerability Center: 19983 - MySQL AB MySQL &lt;= 4.1.9 Remote DoS Vulnerability Related to MS-DOS Device Names, Medium
OSVDB: 18173 - MySQL on Windows USE Command MS-DOS Device Name DoS

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Created: 07/25/2005 03:39 PM
Updated: 07/31/2019 02:28 PM
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