CVE-2012-5613

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Description

** DISPUTED ** MySQL 5.5.19 and possibly other versions, and MariaDB 5.5.28a and possibly other versions, when configured to assign the FILE privilege to users who should not have administrative privileges, allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges by leveraging the FILE privilege to create files as the MySQL administrator. NOTE: the vendor disputes this issue, stating that this is only a vulnerability when the administrator does not follow recommendations in the product's installation documentation. NOTE: it could be argued that this should not be included in CVE because it is a configuration issue.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-02/msg00000.html

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2012/Dec/6

http://secunia.com/advisories/53372

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201308-06.xml

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/12/02/3

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/12/02/4

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-12-03

Updated: 2014-02-21

Type: CWE-16

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 6.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (3 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
69508GLSA-201308-06 : MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
medium
66215Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : mysql-5.1, mysql-5.5, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerabilities (USN-1807-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
64531SuSE 11.2 Security Update : MySQL (SAT Patch Number 7251)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium