MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0 < 5.0.60 MyISAM CREATE TABLE Privilege Check Bypass

low Nessus Plugin ID 32138
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The remote database server allows a local user to circumvent privileges.


The version of MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0 installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.0.60. Such versions reportedly allow 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 Enterprise Server version 5.0.60 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 32138

File Name: mysql_es_5_0_60.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 5/9/2008

Updated: 7/16/2018

Dependencies: mysql_version.nasl, mysql_login.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: Low

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:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079

BID: 29106

CWE: 264

Secunia: 30134