ID CVE-2017-3523
Summary Vulnerability in the MySQL Connectors component of Oracle MySQL (subcomponent: Connector/J). Supported versions that are affected are 5.1.40 and earlier. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Connectors. While the vulnerability is in MySQL Connectors, attacks may significantly impact additional products. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of MySQL Connectors. CVSS 3.0 Base Score 8.5 (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability impacts). CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H).
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Oracle Connector/J 5.1.40
Base: 6.0 (as of 03-05-2017 - 23:09)
  • Embedding Scripts within Scripts
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities that are brought on by allowing remote hosts to execute scripts. The attacker leverages this capability to execute scripts to execute his/her own script by embedding it within other scripts that the target software is likely to execute. The attacker must have the ability to inject script into script that is likely to be executed. If this is done, then the attacker can potentially launch a variety of probes and attacks against the web server's local environment, in many cases the so-called DMZ, back end resources the web server can communicate with, and other hosts. With the proliferation of intermediaries, such as Web App Firewalls, network devices, and even printers having JVMs and Web servers, there are many locales where an attacker can inject malicious scripts. Since this attack pattern defines scripts within scripts, there are likely privileges to execute said attack on the host. Of course, these attacks are not solely limited to the server side, client side scripts like Ajax and client side JavaScript can contain malicious scripts as well. In general all that is required is for there to be sufficient privileges to execute a script, but not protected against writing.
  • Signature Spoofing by Key Theft
    An attacker obtains an authoritative or reputable signer's private signature key by theft and then uses this key to forge signatures from the original signer to mislead a victim into performing actions that benefit the attacker.
nessus via4
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    description Several issues were discovered in mysql-connector-java that allow attackers to execute arbitrary code, insert or delete access to some of MySQL Connectors accessible data as well as unauthorized read access to a subset of the data. For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 5.1.42-1~deb7u1. We recommend that you upgrade your mysql-connector-java packages. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-10
    plugin id 100227
    published 2017-05-17
    reporter Tenable
    title Debian DLA-945-1 : mysql-connector-java security update
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2018-248.NASL
    description This update for mysql-connector-java to version to 5.1.42 fixes several issues. These security issues were fixed : - CVE-2017-3589: An unspecified vulnerability in MySQL Connector/J could have resulted in unauthorized update, insert or delete access to some of MySQL Connectors accessible data (bnc#1035210) - CVE-2017-3523: An unspecified vulnerability in MySQL Connector/J could have lead to takeover of MySQL Connectors (bnc#1035697) - CVE-2017-3586: An unspecified vulnerability in MySQL Connectors could have lead to unauthorized update, insert or delete access to some of MySQL Connectors accessible data as well as unauthorized read access to a subset of MySQL Connectors accessible data (bnc#1035211) More infos are available at This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-19
    plugin id 108270
    published 2018-03-13
    reporter Tenable
    title openSUSE Security Update : mysql-connector-java (openSUSE-2018-248)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    description Thijs Alkemade discovered that unexpected automatic deserialisation of Java objects in the MySQL Connector/J JDBC driver may result in the execution of arbitary code. For additional details, please refer to the advisory at
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 99954
    published 2017-05-03
    reporter Tenable
    title Debian DSA-3840-1 : mysql-connector-java - security update
refmap via4
bid 97982
debian DSA-3840
Last major update 04-05-2017 - 10:23
Published 24-04-2017 - 15:59
Last modified 03-11-2017 - 21:29
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