MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0 < 5.0.70 Privilege Bypass

medium Nessus Plugin ID 34727


The remote database server is susceptible to a privilege bypass attack.


The version of MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0 installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.0.70. In such versions, it is possible for a local user to circumvent privileges through the creation of MyISAM tables employing the 'DATA DIRECTORY' and 'INDEX DIRECTORY' options to overwrite existing table files in the application's data directory.

Note that this issue was supposed to have been addressed in version 5.0.60, but the fix was incomplete.


Upgrade to MySQL Enterprise version 5.0.70 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34727

File Name: mysql_es_5_0_70.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 11/9/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079, CVE-2008-4098

BID: 29106

CWE: 59, 264