Oracle MySQL 4.1 < 4.1.24 MyISAM Table Privilege Check Bypass

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4498

Synopsis

The remote database server allows a local user to circumvent privileges.

Description

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host reportedly allows a local user to circumvent privileges through creation of MyISAM tables using the 'DATA DIRECTORY' and 'INDEX DIRECTORY' options to overwrite existing table files in the application's data directory.

Solution

Upgrade to version 4.1.24 or higher.

See Also

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-24.html

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4498

File Name: 4498.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2008/05/08

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 8915

Nessus ID: 32137

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079

BID: 29106