Oracle MySQL Server 5.1.x/5.5.x unknown vulnerability

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Oracle MySQL Server 5.1.x/5.5.x (Database Software). Impacted is confidentiality, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 01/17/2012 with Oracle (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-0118 since 12/12/2011. The attack may be launched remotely. The successful exploitation requires a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69651 (Amazon Linux AMI : mysql (ALAS-2012-44)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350703 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for mysql: ALAS-2012-044).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (72517) and Tenable (69651). The entries 4564, 4560, 4566 and 4559 are pretty similar.







CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

VulDB Base Score: 5.4
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Class: Unknown
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ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 69651
Nessus Name: Amazon Linux AMI : mysql (ALAS-2012-44)
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OpenVAS ID: 71233
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2429-1 (mysql-5.1)
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12/12/2011 🔍
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Organization: Oracle
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-0118 (🔍)

X-Force: 72517
Vulnerability Center: 35080 - [cpujan2012-366304] Oracle MySQL 5.1.* and 5.5.* Unspecified Remote Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0118, Medium
SecurityFocus: 51511 - Oracle MySQL CVE-2012-0118 Remote MySQL Server Vulnerability
Secunia: 53372 - Gentoo update for mysql, Moderately Critical

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Created: 04/19/2012 09:00 PM
Updated: 03/23/2021 02:38 PM
Changes: 04/19/2012 09:00 PM (69), 04/19/2017 10:29 AM (9), 03/23/2021 02:38 PM (2)
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