MySQL < 4.1.2 Insecure Temporary File Creation

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Synopsis :

Arbitrary files may be overwritten on the remote database server.

Description :

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is earlier than
4.1.2 and reportedly allows a local user to overwrite files via a
symlink attack.

See also :

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-2.html

Solution :

Upgrade to MySQL version 4.1.2 or later.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 17799 ()

Bugtraq ID: 10142

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0388