Oracle MySQL MERGE Table Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3697


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


According to its version number, the installation of MySQL on the remote host may be prone to a flaw where an authenticated user can escalate privileges on the remote database server. Specifically, even if a user has had access revoked to a certain table, they may be able to access it from another table. Successful exploitation would lead to a loss of confidential data.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3697

File Name: 3697.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2006/08/01

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 8914, 8915

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.2

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 5


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4031

BID: 19279