Oracle MySQL 4.1 < 4.1.24 MyISAM Table Privilege Check Bypass

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4498
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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://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4498

Family: Database

Published: 5/8/2008

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 8915

Nessus ID: 32137

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2079

BID: 29106