MySQL < 3.23.56 Writable Configuration Files

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is older than
3.23.56. As such, it reportedly creates world-writeable files. By
restarting the MySQL daemon under root ID, a local attacker could gain
root privileges.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to MySQL 3.23.56 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 17820 ()

Bugtraq ID: 7052

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0150