Code Intelligence Finds Vulnerability in MySQL JDBC Driver - CVE-2023-21971

Code Intelligence Finds Vulnerability in MySQL JDBC Driver - CVE-2023-21971

Bonn, Germany, April 21st, 2023 - As part of Code Intelligence’s ongoing efforts to improve the security of open-source software it continuously tests open-source projects with its JVM fuzzing engine, Jazzer, in Google’s OSS-Fuzz. Today Code Intelligence uncovered a new vulnerability in MySQL Connector/J (CVE-2023-21971). MySQL Connector/J is an Oracle JDBC driver that can be used to interact with MySQL databases from Java applications. The discovered vulnerability allows attackers to compromise MySQL connectors. Oracle has issued a critical path update which fixes this vulnerability. 

More details on the vulnerability, along with affected versions and mitigation steps, can be found in Code Intelligence’s blog on the topic. 


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Founded in 2018 by Sergej Dechand, Khaled Yakdan, and Matthew Smith, Code Intelligence offers an automated software security platform that helps developers ship more secure code. The startup strongly focuses on securing memory-safe languages widely used in the industry. To this end, it develops and maintains the leading fuzzing engines for Java and JavaScript. It also contributed several improvements to fuzzing in Golang, which have been integrated into the language, benefiting all Go developers. Code Intelligence is trusted by Google, Deutsche TelekomBosch, and CARIAD, amongst others.

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