Public Date:
882600: CVE-2012-5612 mysql: MDL subsystem heap-based buffer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in Oracle MySQL 5.5.19 and other versions through 5.5.28, and MariaDB 5.5.28a and possibly other versions, allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code, as demonstrated using certain variations of the (1) USE, (2) SHOW TABLES, (3) DESCRIBE, (4) SHOW FIELDS FROM, (5) SHOW COLUMNS FROM, (6) SHOW INDEX FROM, (7) CREATE TABLE, (8) DROP TABLE, (9) ALTER TABLE, (10) DELETE FROM, (11) UPDATE, and (12) SET PASSWORD commands.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5612 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 6.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mysql Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 mysql Not affected

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