MySQL Mysqlhotcopy Script Insecure Temporary File Creation

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801162


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


The remote host is running a version of MySQL that is older than version 3.23.49 or than 4.0.20. The version of the utility Mysqlhotcopy included in these versions of MySQL is reported to be prone to a vulnerability that may permit an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the database server with the privilege of the targeted user. Privilege escalation may also be possible. An attacker requires local interactive access in order to exploit this vulnerability.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801162

Family: Database

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0837, CVE-2004-0835, CVE-2004-0957, CVE-2004-0457

BID: 10969, 11357