MySQL 4.1 < 4.1.24 MyISAM Create Table Privilege Check Bypass

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote database server allows a local user to circumvent
privileges.

Description :

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host reportedly allows a
local user to circumvent privileges through creation of MyISAM tables
using the 'DATA DIRECTORY' and 'INDEX DIRECTORY' options to overwrite
existing table files in the application's data directory.

See also :

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-24.html

Solution :

Upgrade to MySQL version 4.1.24 or later.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.5
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 32137 ()

Bugtraq ID: 29106

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2079