CVE Database

CVE-2012-5627

Impact: Low
Public: 2012-12-03
Bugzilla: 883719: CVE-2012-5627 mysql: efficient password guessing attack using change_user()

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Oracle MySQL and MariaDB 5.5.x before 5.5.29, 5.3.x before 5.3.12, and 5.2.x before 5.2.14 does not modify the salt during multiple executions of the change_user command within the same connection which makes it easier for remote authenticated users to conduct brute force password guessing attacks.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5627 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: 2.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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