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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20121201

MySQL/MariaDB Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Date Disclosed:

Date Patched:
1/15/2013+ MySQL (except for CVE-2012-5615), 1/17/2013+ MariaDB

Oracle, Monty Program Ab

Affected Software:
MySQL 5.5.19, 5.1.53
MariaDB 5.5.2x < 5.5.28a, 5.3.x < 5.3.11, 5.2.x < 5.2.13, 5.1.x < 5.1.66

MySQL 5.5.19
MariaDB 5.5.28a

MySQL 5.5.19
MariaDB 5.5.28a

MySQL 5.5.19
MariaDB 5.5.28a, 5.3.11, 5.2.13, 5.1.66

Multiple vulnerabilities exist in MySQL and MariaDB that could allow an attacker to remotely execute code, escalate privileges, and create denial of service conditions. CVE-2012-5611 is the only remotely attackable vulnerability; the latest stable version of MariaDB is not vulnerable.


Code Execution:

Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible from external vectors. Successful exploitation may grant attackers arbitrary remote code execution within the security context of MySQL.

Do not give the FILE permission to non-admin users. Utilize the –secure-file-priv option and restrict all FILE operations to a specific location. Additionally, compiling MySQL and MariaDB using a hardened toolchain (employing memory protections such as –z, relro) may benefit efforts to mitigate these vulnerabilities, although this has not been confirmed.



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12.1.2012 - Vulnerabilities Disclosed
1-15-2013 - Oracle January 2013 CPU is released and the Red Hat Security Response Team address CVEs, except for CVE-2012-5614 and CVE-2012-5615
1-17-2013+ - MariaDB addresses all CVEs
4-16-2013 - Oracle April 2013 CPU is released, addressing CVE-2012-5614

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