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MySQL acl_get() Buffer Overrun Remote Code Execution (CVE-2012-5611)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1280
Date Published:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-5611
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
MySQL Version 5.5.19 and prior
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in MySQL.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to stack based buffer overrun. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted request to the target. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause the target to crash.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the MySQL acl_get Buffer Overrun Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: MySQL Protection Violation
Attack Information: MySQL acl_get Buffer Overrun Remote Code Execution