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VPR Score: 6.3
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200809-04 (MySQL: Privilege bypass)
Sergei Golubchik reported that MySQL imposes no restrictions on the specification of 'DATA DIRECTORY' or 'INDEX DIRECTORY' in SQL 'CREATE TABLE' statements.
An authenticated remote attacker could create MyISAM tables, specifying DATA or INDEX directories that contain future table files by other database users, or existing table files in the MySQL data directory, gaining access to those tables.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/mysql-5.0.60-r1'