Oracle MySQL Server 5.5.x denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Oracle MySQL Server 5.5.x (Database Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was shared 01/17/2012 with Oracle (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-0494 since 01/11/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 57865 (Fedora 16 : mysql-5.5.20-1.fc16 (2012-0972)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

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 (72540) and Tenable (57865). The entries 4564, 4560, 4566 and 4559 are related to this item.






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CPE 2.3info

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 57865
Nessus Name: Fedora 16 : mysql-5.5.20-1.fc16 (2012-0972)
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OpenVAS ID: 863910
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for mysql FEDORA-2012-0972
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Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-0494 (🔍)

X-Force: 72540 - Oracle MySQL Server denial of service, Low Risk
Vulnerability Center: 37214 - [cpujan2012-366304] Oracle MySQL 5.5.x Local Unspecified Vulnerability Affect Availability (CVE-2012-0494), Low
SecurityFocus: 51523 - Oracle MySQL Server CVE-2012-0494 Local Security Vulnerability
Secunia: 53372 - Gentoo update for mysql, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 78375

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Created: 04/19/2012 09:00 PM
Updated: 03/23/2021 03:36 PM
Changes: 04/19/2012 09:00 PM (45), 04/21/2017 11:27 AM (36), 03/23/2021 03:36 PM (3)
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