FreeBSD : mysql -- database suid privilege escalation (a9c51caf-6603-11db-ab90-000e35fd8194)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22924


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Dmitri Lenev reports a privilege escalation in MySQL. MySQL evaluates arguments of suid routines in the security context of the routine's definer instead of the routine's caller, which allows remote and local authenticated users to gain privileges through a routine that has been made available using GRANT EXECUTE.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22924

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a9c51caf660311dbab90000e35fd8194.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/10/30

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mysql-server, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4227

CWE: 20