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CVE-2008-3963 Detail

Current Description

MySQL 5.0 before 5.0.66, 5.1 before 5.1.26, and 6.0 before 6.0.6 does not properly handle a b'' (b single-quote single-quote) token, aka an empty bit-string literal, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by using this token in a SQL statement.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/10/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3963
Original release date:
09/10/2008
Last revised:
01/04/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/02/2009)

This issue did not affect MySQL as supplied with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4. This issue was addressed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Application Stack v2 https://rhn.redhat.com/cve/CVE-2008-3963.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=35658 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=35658
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-es-5-0-66.html External Source CONFIRM http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-es-5-0-66.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-26.html External Source CONFIRM http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-26.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/6.0/en/news-6-0-6.html External Source CONFIRM http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/6.0/en/news-6-0-6.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1783 Patch External Source DEBIAN DSA-1783
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:094 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:094
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/09/4 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080909 CVE request: MySQL empty bit-string literal server crash
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/09/7 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE request: MySQL empty bit-string literal server crash
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1067.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1067
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1289.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1289
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020858 External Source SECTRACK 1020858
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1397-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1397-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-671-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-671-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2554 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2554
https://bugs.gentoo.org/237166 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.gentoo.org/237166
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45042 External Source XF mysql-bitstring-dos(45042)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10521 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10521

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10521
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10521

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0:alpha:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.1a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.30:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.5a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.23_bk:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.23a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:6.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:6.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:6.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:6.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:6.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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