MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0 < 5.0.70 Privilege Bypass

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801141

Synopsis

The remote database server is susceptible to a privilege bypass attack.

Description

The version of MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0 installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.0.70. In such versions, it is possible for a local user to circumvent privileges through the creation of MyISAM tables employing the 'DATA DIRECTORY' and 'INDEX DIRECTORY' options to overwrite existing table files in the application's data directory. Note that this issue was supposed to have been addressed in version 5.0.60, but the fix was incomplete.

Solution

Upgrade to version 5.0.70 or higher.

See Also

dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-es-5-0-70.html

http://.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/09/20

http://.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/3

bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801141

File Name: 801141.prm

Family: Database

Nessus ID: 34727

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.6

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4098