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CVE-2012-5615

Impact: Low
Public: 2012-12-01
Bugzilla: 882608: CVE-2012-5615 mysql: Remote Preauth User Enumeration flaw

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

MySQL 5.5.19 and possibly other versions, and MariaDB 5.5.28a, 5.3.11, 5.2.13, 5.1.66, and possibly other versions, generates different error messages with different time delays depending on whether a user name exists, which allows remote attackers to enumerate valid usernames.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5615 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the version of mysql as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score: 3.5
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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