FreeBSD : mysql -- MyISAM table privileges security bypass vulnerability for symlinked paths (738f8f9e-d661-11dd-a765-0030843d3802)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35279


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


MySQL Team reports :

Additional corrections were made for the symlink-related privilege problem originally addressed. The original fix did not correctly handle the data directory pathname if it contained symlinked directories in its path, and the check was made only at table-creation time, not at table-opening time later.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35279

File Name: freebsd_pkg_738f8f9ed66111dda7650030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/12/30

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mysql-server, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079, CVE-2008-4097, CVE-2008-4098

CWE: 59, 264