Unspecified vulnerability in the server optimizer subcomponent of the Oracle MySQL server could allow authenticated database users to cause frequently repeatable crash of the MySQL server or, potentially, underlying operating system hang via multiple protocols.
Upstream announced, supported MySQL server versions, vulnerable to this flaw:
5.1.61 and earlier and 5.5.21 and earlier
Is there a timeframe when this bug will be fixed?
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Via RHSA-2012:1462 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1462.html
On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, new MySQL 5.5 packages are available which are not vulnerable to this issue. Future updates for MySQL 5.0 will no longer be made available (mysql-5.0.* and related packages); security advisories will be provided only for MySQL 5.5. Please refer to https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2013-1330.html for further information.