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CVE-2012-5612 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/03/2012      View Analysis Description

Evaluator Description

Per, this vulnerability is for linux-based software installations.

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:0262 Exploit External Source FULLDISC 20121201 MySQL (Linux) Heap Based Overrun PoC Zeroday External Source GENTOO GLSA-201308-06 Exploit External Source EXPLOIT-DB 23076 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2013:102 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2013:150 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20121202 Re: Re: [Full-disclosure] MySQL (Linux) Stack based buffer overrun PoC Zeroday External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20121202 Re: Re: [Full-disclosure] MySQL (Linux) Stack based buffer overrun PoC Zeroday External Source CONFIRM External Source UBUNTU USN-1703-1 Exploit; Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16960

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