CVSS 3.1 Score 4.9 of 10 (medium)


Published Feb 17, 2024
Updated: Mar 1, 2024


CVE-2024-20978 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 high privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols, potentially compromising the MySQL Server. Successful attacks can result in unauthorized ability to cause a hang or frequently repeatable crash of the MySQL Server, causing a complete denial of service (DoS) situation. The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) 3.1 Base Score for this vulnerability is 4.9, indicating medium severity with availability impacts. It is important for organizations using affected versions to apply necessary patches or updates provided by Oracle to remediate this vulnerability and prevent potential attacks on their MySQL Servers.

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