MySQL < 3.23.50 / 4.0.24 / 4.1.6 / 5.0.3 Insecure Temporary File Creation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17838

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VPR Score: 5.2


Arbitrary files could be read or overwritten via the remote database server.


The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is older than 3.23.50, 4.0.24, 4.1.6 or 5.0.3. As such, the mysqlaccess script included with it reportedly could be used to read or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.


Upgrade to MySQL version 3.23.50 / 4.0.24 / 4.1.6 / 5.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17838

File Name: mysql_client_symlink_attack.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 2012/01/18

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 91823, 10719

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0004

BID: 12277