MySQL 4.1 < 4.1.24 MyISAM Create Table Privilege Check Bypass

Low Nessus Plugin ID 32137

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VPR Score: 6.3


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


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.


Upgrade to MySQL version 4.1.24 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 32137

File Name: mysql_4_1_24.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 2008/05/09

Updated: 2018/07/16

Dependencies: 10719, 91823

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 6.3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079

BID: 29106

Secunia: 30134

CWE: 264