Oracle MySQL Server up to 5.6.19 denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Oracle MySQL Server up to 5.6.19 (Database Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The weakness was disclosed 10/15/2014 with Oracle as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2014 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-6474 since 09/17/2014. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is necessary for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77670 (MySQL 5.6.x < 5.6.20 Multiple Vulnerabilities (October 2014 CPU)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Databases. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 167682 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security update for MySQL (SUSE-SU-2015:0620-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (97191) and Tenable (77670). Additional details are provided at The entries 67525, 67832, 67831 and 67806 are pretty similar.







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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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Nessus ID: 77670
Nessus Name: MySQL 5.6.x < 5.6.20 Multiple Vulnerabilities (October 2014 CPU)
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OpenVAS ID: 801205
OpenVAS Name: Oracle MySQL Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities-06 Jun16 (Linux)
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Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2014
Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-6474 (🔍)

X-Force: 97191 - Oracle MySQL Server SERVER:MEMCACHED denial of service, Low Risk
Vulnerability Center: 46554 - [cpuoct2014-1972960] Oracle MySQL Server Remote DoS Vulnerability - CVE-2014-6474, Low
SecurityFocus: 70448 - Oracle MySQL Server CVE-2014-6474 Remote Security Vulnerability

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Created: 10/15/2014 01:40 PM
Updated: 02/23/2022 09:18 AM
Changes: 10/15/2014 01:40 PM (73), 06/09/2017 06:59 AM (10), 02/23/2022 09:18 AM (3)
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