Oracle MySQL Server up to 5.5.40/5.6.21 DML denial of service

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Oracle MySQL Server up to 5.5.40/5.6.21 (Database Software). Affected is an unknown code block of the component DML. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL Server 5.5.40 and earlier, and 5.6.21 and earlier, allows remote authenticated users to affect availability via vectors related to Server : InnoDB : DML.

The weakness was presented 01/20/2015 with Oracle as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2015 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-6568 since 09/17/2014. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 80943 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mysql-5.5 vulnerabilities (USN-2480-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124878 (Solaris 11.3 Support Repository Update (SRU) 7.6.0 Missing).

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 (100189) and Tenable (80943). Further details are available at







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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 80943
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mysql-5.5 vulnerabilities (USN-2480-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 703135
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3135-1 (mysql-5.5 - security update)
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Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2015
Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-6568 (🔍)

X-Force: 100189 - Oracle MySQL Server Server : InnoDB : DML denial of service, Low Risk
SecurityTracker: 1031581
Vulnerability Center: 51044 - [cpujan2015-1972971] Oracle MySQL Server Remote DoS Vulnerability - CVE-2014-6568, Low
SecurityFocus: 72210 - Oracle MySQL Server CVE-2014-6568 Remote Security Vulnerability
Secunia: 62728 - Red Hat update for mysql55-mysql, Less Critical

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Created: 01/21/2015 11:33 AM
Updated: 03/05/2022 07:10 PM
Changes: 01/21/2015 11:33 AM (69), 07/10/2017 09:06 AM (18), 03/05/2022 07:02 PM (3), 03/05/2022 07:10 PM (1)
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