MySQL < 6.0.9-alpha / 5.5.3 Access Control Weakness

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Synopsis :

Access restrictions can be bypassed on the remote database server.

Description :

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is older than
6.0.9-alpha / 5.5.3. As such, it reportedly allows
a remote attacker to bypass access restrictions when the data
directory contains a symbolic link to a different file system.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to MySQL version 6.0.9-alpha / 5.5.3 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 17837 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38043

CVE ID: CVE-2008-7247

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