Oracle MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0 < 5.0.70 Privilege Bypass

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4743

Synopsis

The remote database server is susceptible to a privilege bypass attack.

Description

The version of MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0 installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.0.70. In such versions, it is possible for a local user to circumvent privileges through the creation of MyISAM tables employing the 'DATA DIRECTORY' and 'INDEX DIRECTORY' options to overwrite existing table files in the application's data directory. Note that this issue was supposed to have been addressed in version 5.0.60, but the fix was incomplete.

Solution

Upgrade to version 5.0.70 or higher.

See Also

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

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-es-5-0-70.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/09/20

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4743

Family: Database

Published: 11/10/2008

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 34727

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/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-2008-4098