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MySQL < 3.23.56 Local Privilege Escalation

High

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a local 'privilege escalation' flaw.

Description

The remote host is running a version of MySQL which is older than version 3.23.56. A vulnerability exists that may allow the mysqld service to start with elevated privileges. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by creating a DATADIR/my.cnf that includes the line 'user'.

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.23.56 or higher.