Vulnerability in the MySQL Server component of Oracle MySQL (subcomponent: Server : SP). Supported versions that are affected are 5.6.23 and earlier. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows successful network attacks via multiple protocols, requiring multiple authentications. Successful attack of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized ability to cause a hang or frequently repeatable crash (complete DOS) of MySQL Server.
This issue did not affect the versions of mysql or mysql55 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 or 7 as it only affects MySQL 5.6.x which are not shipped with these versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This issue was addressed in mysql-5.6 in Fedora 21 via the following security advisory: