MySQL < 4.0.21 Remote GRANT Privilege Escalation

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801119

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data.

Description

The remote host is running a version of MySQL that is older than version 4.0.21.
It is vulnerable to a flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to unauthorized databases. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability if he has GRANT privileges on databases containing '_'.

Solution

Upgrade to version 4.0.21 or higher.

See Also

bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=3870

http://.novell.com/linux/security/securitysupport.html

http://.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200410-22.xml

http://.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-707

http://.ubuntulinux.org/usn/usn-109-1

rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-611.html

bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=3933

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801119

File Name: 801119.prm

Family: Database

Nessus ID: 15477

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0957

BID: 11432, 11435