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The remote database server is susceptible to a local symlink attack.
The version of MySQL Community Server installed on the remote host
reportedly fails to check whether a file to which a symlink points
exists when using RENAME TABLE against a table with explicit DATA
DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options. A local attacker may be able
to leverage this issue to overwrite system table information by
replacing the file to which the symlink points.
See also :
Upgrade to MySQL Community Server version 5.0.51 or later.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true
Nessus Plugin ID: 29251 ()
Bugtraq ID: 26765
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5969
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