MySQL 5.0.95 MyISAM Table Symbolic Link Local Restriction Bypass

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote database server is affected by a local user to bypass
privilege certain checks.

Description :

The version of MySQL installed may be affected by a symlink-related
restriction bypass vulnerability due to a CVE-2009-4030 regression fix
being removed in a RedHat 5.0.95 package.

Note that this flaw has no impact if the default basedir and datadir
configuration values are unchanged.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=860808

Solution :

Either configure MySQL to use default values for basedir and datadir
configuration variables or upgrade to MySQL version 5.1.41 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 62927 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55715

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4030
CVE-2012-4452