Oracle MySQL < 4.0.21 Remote GRANT Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2370


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data.


The remote host is running a version of MySQL that is older than version 4.0.21.
It is vulnerable to a flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to unauthorized databases. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability if he has GRANT privileges on databases containing '_'.


Upgrade to version 4.0.21 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2370

Family: Database

Published: 2004/10/28

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 8915

Nessus ID: 15477

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0957

BID: 11432, 11435