CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Jan 16, 2024
Updated: Feb 2, 2024


CVE-2024-20973 is a vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL, specifically in the Server: Optimizer component. This vulnerability affects versions 8.0.35 and prior, as well as 8.2.0 and prior. It can be easily exploited by a low privileged attacker with network access through multiple protocols, potentially compromising the MySQL Server. Successful attacks on this vulnerability can lead to unauthorized ability to cause a hang or frequently repeatable crash, resulting in a complete denial of service (DOS) for the MySQL Server. The CVSS 3.1 Base Score for this vulnerability is 6.5, with high availability impacts. It is important for organizations using affected versions of MySQL Server to remediate this vulnerability promptly to prevent potential unauthorized access and disruption to their database systems.

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