Rule Category

SERVER-MYSQL -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in MySQL servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-MYSQL Oracle MySQL MDL free corrupted pointer heap overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

Heap-based buffer overflow in Oracle MySQL 5.5.19 and other versions through 5.5.28, and MariaDB 5.5.28a and possibly other versions, allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code, as demonstrated using certain variations of the (1) USE, (2) SHOW TABLES, (3) DESCRIBE, (4) SHOW FIELDS FROM, (5) SHOW COLUMNS FROM, (6) SHOW INDEX FROM, (7) CREATE TABLE, (8) DROP TABLE, (9) ALTER TABLE, (10) DELETE FROM, (11) UPDATE, and (12) SET PASSWORD commands. Impact: CVSS base score 6.5 CVSS impact score 6.4 CVSS exploitability score 8.0 confidentialityImpact PARTIAL integrityImpact PARTIAL availabilityImpact PARTIAL Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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CVE

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2012-5612
Heap-based buffer overflow in Oracle MySQL 5.5.19 and other versions through 5.5.28, and MariaDB 5.5.28a and possibly other versions, allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code, as demonstrated using certain variations of the (1) USE, (2) SHOW TABLES, (3) DESCRIBE, (4) SHOW FIELDS FROM, (5) SHOW COLUMNS FROM, (6) SHOW INDEX FROM, (7) CREATE TABLE, (8) DROP TABLE, (9) ALTER TABLE, (10) DELETE FROM, (11) UPDATE, and (12) SET PASSWORD commands.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score6.5
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score8.0
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationSINGLE Ease of Access