Public Date:
814293: CVE-2012-1703 mysql: unspecified DoS vulnerability related to Server Optimizer (CPU Apr 2012)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in the MySQL Server component in Oracle MySQL 5.1.61 and earlier, and 5.5.21 and earlier, allows remote authenticated users to affect availability via unknown vectors related to Server Optimizer.

Find out more about CVE-2012-1703 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, new MySQL 5.5 packages are available which are not vulnerable to this issue. Future updates for MySQL 5.0 will no longer be made available (mysql-5.0.* and related packages)&#59; security advisories will be provided only for MySQL 5.5. Please refer to for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (mysql) RHSA-2012:1462 2012-11-14

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 mysql Under investigation