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The remote database server may be affected by an information disclosure
The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is 5.5.x prior to
5.5.33. It is, therefore, potentially affected by a race condition in
the post-installation script of the MySQL server package
(mysql-server-5.5.postinst) that creates the configuration file
'/etc/mysql/debian.cnf' with world-readable permissions before
restricting the permissions. This allows local users to read the file
and obtain credentials for the privileged 'debian-sys-maint' user.
See also :
Upgrade the MySQL server package to 5.5.33 or later on Debian / 5.5.32
or later on Ubuntu.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.0
Public Exploit Available : true