MySQL < 3.23.56 Local Privilege Escalation

high Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801167
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The remote host is vulnerable to a local 'privilege escalation' flaw.


The remote host is running a version of MySQL which is older than version 3.23.56. A vulnerability exists that may allow the mysqld service to start with elevated privileges. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by creating a DATADIR/my.cnf that includes the line 'user'.


Upgrade to version 3.23.56 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801167

Family: Database

Nessus ID: 11378

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0073, CVE-2003-0150

BID: 6718, 7052