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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 8.3/10


Vulnerability in the MySQL Connectors product of Oracle MySQL (component: Connector/J). The affected versions are through 8.1.0. The difficult-to-exploit vulnerability allows unauthenticated attackers with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Connectors. Successful attacks require human interaction from a person other than the attacker and while the vulnerability is in MySQL Connectors, attacks may significantly impact additional products (scope change). Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of MySQL Connectors.

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  • HIGH

CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published