Off-by-one buffer overflow in the Instance_options::complete_initialization function in 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
Published 2006-07-10 21:05:00
Updated 2024-05-17 00:29:26
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: OverflowDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2006-3486

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 3306
IPs affected by CVE-2006-3486 756
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2006-3486

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~ 40 %
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CVSS scores for CVE-2006-3486

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CWE ids for CVE-2006-3486

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Vendor statements for CVE-2006-3486

  • Red Hat 2006-07-19
    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.

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Products affected by CVE-2006-3486

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