A vulnerability in the Server: Pluggable Auth subcomponent of the MySQL Server component of Oracle MySQL could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to improper input validation that is performed by the affected software. An attacker with network access to the system via multiple protocols could exploit the vulnerability by submitting malicious input to the affected software. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to access sensitive information, which could be used to conduct additional attacks.
Oracle confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
Security Impact Rating: High