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Oracle MySQL Server XPath Denial Of Service (CVE-2014-0384)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1574
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Oracle
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0384
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Oracle MySQL 5.5.35 and earlier
Oracle MySQL 5.6.15 and earlier
Vulnerability Description
A memory-corruption vulnerability has been reported in the Oracle MySQL Server. This vulnerability is due to an error in the XPath component when processing queries containing XML function calls. A remote, authenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a malicious SQL request to target server.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Oracle MySQL Server XPath Denial Of Service protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  MySQL Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Oracle MySQL Server XPath Denial Of Service