MySQL 4.1 < 4.1.24 MyISAM Create Table Privilege Check Bypass

low Nessus Plugin ID 32137
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Synopsis

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

Description

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host 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.

Solution

Upgrade to MySQL version 4.1.24 or later.

See Also

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-24.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 32137

File Name: mysql_4_1_24.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 5/9/2008

Updated: 7/16/2018

Dependencies: mysql_version.nasl, mysql_login.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: AV:L/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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079

BID: 29106

Secunia: 30134

CWE: 264