MySQL 4.1 < 4.1.24 MyISAM Table Privilege Check Bypass

Low Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801152

Synopsis

The remote database server allows a local user to circumvent privileges.

Description

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host reportedly allows a local user to circumvent privileges through creation of MyISAM tables using the 'DATA DIRECTORY' and 'INDEX DIRECTORY' options to overwrite existing table files in the application's data directory.

Solution

Upgrade to version 4.1.24 or higher.

See Also

dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-24.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 801152

File Name: 801152.prm

Family: Database

Nessus ID: 32137

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079

BID: 29106