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

Family: Database

Published: 8/1/2006

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 17802

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4031

BID: 19279