MySQL < 5.0.88 / 5.1.42 / 5.5.0 / 6.0.14 MyISAM CREATE TABLE Privilege Check Bypass

medium Nessus Plugin ID 17812


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


The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.0.88 / 5.1.42 / 5.5.0 / 6.0.14 and thus 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. This is the same flaw as CVE-2008-2079, which was not completely fixed.


Upgrade to MySQL version 5.0.88 / 5.1.42 / 5.5.0 / 6.0.14 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17812

File Name: mysql_6_0_14_priv_bypass.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 1/16/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4097

BID: 29106

CWE: 264