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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-3486

** DISPUTED ** Off-by-one buffer overflow in the Instance_options::complete_initialization function in instance_options.cc in the Instance Manager in MySQL before 5.0.23 and 5.1 before 5.1.12 might allow local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) via unspecified vectors, which triggers the overflow when the convert_dirname function is called. NOTE: the vendor has disputed this issue via e-mail to CVE, saying that it is only exploitable when the user has access to the configuration file or the Instance Manager daemon. Due to intended functionality, this level of access would already allow the user to disrupt program operation, so this does not cross security boundaries and is not a vulnerability.
Publish Date : 2006-07-10 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.1
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

We do not consider this issue to have security implications, and therefore have no plans to issue MySQL updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4 to correct this issue.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-3486

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.20a Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mysql Mysql 35

- References For CVE-2006-3486

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-23.html
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/27635
XF mysql-instancemanager-dos(27635)
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-12.html
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/2700
VUPEN ADV-2006-2700
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=20622

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-3486

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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