Oracle MySQL through 5.5.52, 5.6.x through 5.6.33, and 5.7.x through 5.7.15; MariaDB before 5.5.51, 10.0.x before 10.0.27, and 10.1.x before 10.1.17; and Percona Server before 5.5.51-38.1, 5.6.x before 5.6.32-78.0, and 5.7.x before 5.7.14-7 allow local users to create arbitrary configurations and bypass certain protection mechanisms by setting general_log_file to a my.cnf configuration. NOTE: this can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code with root privileges by setting malloc_lib. NOTE: the affected MySQL version information is from Oracle's October 2016 CPU. Oracle has not commented on third-party claims that the issue was silently patched in MySQL 5.5.52, 5.6.33, and 5.7.15.
Published 2016-09-20 18:59:00
Updated 2021-08-04 17:15:36
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Execute code

Threat overview for CVE-2016-6662

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2016-6662
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 53
IPs affected by CVE-2016-6662 636,921
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-6662

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.68%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 80 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-6662

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
10.0
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
10.0
10.0
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-6662

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

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Products affected by CVE-2016-6662

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