ID CVE-2008-4098
Summary MySQL before 5.0.67 allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are originally associated with pathnames without symlinks, and that can point to tables created at a future time at which a pathname is modified to contain a symlink to a subdirectory of the MySQL home data directory. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4097.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 7.10
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.10
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 9.04
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 9.10
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10
  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:5.0
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.1
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.2
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.3
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.4
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.5
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.6
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.7
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.8
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.9
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.10
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.11
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.11
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.12
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.12
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.13
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.13
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.14
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.14
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.15
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.15
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.16
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.16
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.17
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.17
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.18
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.18
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.19
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.19
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.20
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.20
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.20a
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.20a
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.21
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.21
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.22
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.22
  • MySQL 5.0.23
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.23
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.24
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.24
  • MySQL 5.0.24a
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.24a
  • MySQL 5.0.25
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.25
  • MySQL 5.0.26
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.26
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.27
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.27
  • MySQL 5.0.28
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.28
  • MySQL 5.0.30
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.30
  • MySQL 5.0.30 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.30:sp1
  • MySQL 5.0.32
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.32
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.33
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.33
  • MySQL 5.0.34
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.34
  • MySQL 5.0.36
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.36
  • MySQL 5.0.36 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.36:sp1
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.37
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.37
  • MySQL 5.0.38
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.38
  • MySQL5.0.40
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.40
  • MySQL5.0.41
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.41
  • MySQL5.0.42
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.42
  • MySQL5.0.44
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.44
  • MySQL5.0.44 Service pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.44:sp1
  • MySQL5.0.45
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.45
  • MySQL5.0.46
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.46
  • MySQL5.0.48
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.48
  • MySQL5.0.50
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.50
  • MySQL 5.0.50 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.50:sp1
  • cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.51
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.51
  • MySQL 5.0.51a
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.51a
  • MySQL 5.0.51b
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.51b
  • MySQL5.0.52
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.52
  • MySQL5.0.54
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.54
  • MySQL 5.0.54a
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.54a
  • MySQL5.0.56
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.56
  • MySQL5.0.56 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.56:sp1
  • MySQL5.0.58
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.58
  • MySQL5.0.60
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.60
  • MySQL 5.0.60 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.60:sp1
  • MySQL5.0.62
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.62
  • MySQL5.0.64
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.64
  • MySQL5.0.66
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.66
  • MySQL5.0.66 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.66:sp1
  • MySQL 5.0.66a
    cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.66a
CVSS
Base: 4.6 (as of 18-09-2008 - 13:47)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-59
CAPEC
  • Symlink Attack
    An attacker positions a symbolic link in such a manner that the targeted user or application accesses the link's endpoint, assuming that it is accessing a file with the link's name. The endpoint file may be either output or input. If the file is output, the result is that the endpoint is modified, instead of a file at the intended location. Modifications to the endpoint file may include appending, overwriting, corrupting, changing permissions, or other modifications. In some variants of this attack the attacker may be able to control the change to a file while in other cases they cannot. The former is especially damaging since the attacker may be able to grant themselves increased privileges or insert false information, but the latter can also be damaging as it can expose sensitive information or corrupt or destroy vital system or application files. Alternatively, the endpoint file may serve as input to the targeted application. This can be used to feed malformed input into the target or to cause the target to process different information, possibly allowing the attacker to control the actions of the target or to cause the target to expose information to the attacker. Moreover, the actions taken on the endpoint file are undertaken with the permissions of the targeted user or application, which may exceed the permissions that the attacker would normally have.
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH SINGLE_INSTANCE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-1397-1.NASL
    description Multiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update includes new upstream MySQL versions to fix these issues. MySQL has been updated to 5.1.61 in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS has been updated to MySQL 5.0.95. In addition to security fixes, the updated packages contain bug fixes, new features, and possibly incompatible changes. Please see the following for more information : http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-x.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-x.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2012-366304.ht ml. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 58325
    published 2012-03-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58325
    title Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : mysql-5.1, mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerabilities (USN-1397-1)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-1289.NASL
    description Updated mysql packages that fix various security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries. MySQL did not correctly check directories used as arguments for the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives. Using this flaw, an authenticated attacker could elevate their access privileges to tables created by other database users. Note: This attack does not work on existing tables. An attacker can only elevate their access to another user's tables as the tables are created. As well, the names of these created tables need to be predicted correctly for this attack to succeed. (CVE-2008-2079) A flaw was found in the way MySQL handles an empty bit-string literal. A remote, authenticated attacker could crash the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) if they used an empty bit-string literal in a SQL statement. This issue only caused a temporary denial of service, as the MySQL daemon was automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2008-3963) An insufficient HTML entities quoting flaw was found in the mysql command line client's HTML output mode. If an attacker was able to inject arbitrary HTML tags into data stored in a MySQL database, which was later retrieved using the mysql command line client and its HTML output mode, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims viewing the HTML output in a web browser. (CVE-2008-4456) Multiple format string flaws were found in the way the MySQL server logs user commands when creating and deleting databases. A remote, authenticated attacker with permissions to CREATE and DROP databases could use these flaws to formulate a specifically-crafted SQL command that would cause a temporary denial of service (open connections to mysqld are terminated). (CVE-2009-2446) Note: To exploit the CVE-2009-2446 flaws, the general query log (the mysqld '--log' command line option or the 'log' option in '/etc/my.cnf') must be enabled. This logging is not enabled by default. This update also fixes multiple bugs. Details regarding these bugs can be found in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 Technical Notes. You can find a link to the Technical Notes in the References section of this errata. Note: These updated packages upgrade MySQL to version 5.0.77 to incorporate numerous upstream bug fixes. Details of these changes are found in the following MySQL Release Notes: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-77.html All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-20
    plugin id 63890
    published 2013-01-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63890
    title RHEL 5 : mysql (RHSA-2009:1289)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1662.NASL
    description A symlink traversal vulnerability was discovered in MySQL, a relational database server. The weakness could permit an attacker having both CREATE TABLE access to a database and the ability to execute shell commands on the database server to bypass MySQL access controls, enabling them to write to tables in databases to which they would not ordinarily have access. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies this vulnerability as CVE-2008-4098. Note that a closely aligned issue, identified as CVE-2008-4097, was prevented by the update announced in DSA-1608-1. This new update supersedes that fix and mitigates both potential attack vectors.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 34700
    published 2008-11-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34700
    title Debian DSA-1662-1 : mysql-dfsg-5.0 - authorization bypass
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE9_12256.NASL
    description Due a flaw users could access tables of other users. (CVE-2008-4097, CVE-2008-4098)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41243
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41243
    title SuSE9 Security Update : MySQL (YOU Patch Number 12256)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_MYSQL-5613.NASL
    description Empty bit-strings in a query could crash the MySQL server (CVE-2008-3963). Due to another flaw users could access tables of other users (CVE-2008-4097, CVE-2008-4098).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 34985
    published 2008-12-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34985
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : mysql (mysql-5613)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201201-02.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201201-02 (MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MySQL. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the MySQL process, cause a Denial of Service condition, bypass security restrictions, uninstall arbitrary MySQL plugins, or conduct Man-in-the-Middle and Cross-Site Scripting attacks. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 57446
    published 2012-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57446
    title GLSA-201201-02 : MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_LIBMYSQLCLIENT-DEVEL-5619.NASL
    description Empty bit-strings in a query could crash the MySQL server (CVE-2008-3963). Due to another flaw users could access tables of other users (CVE-2008-4097, CVE-2008-4098). This update also fixes the previously broken mysqlhotcopy script.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 35248
    published 2008-12-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35248
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : libmysqlclient-devel (libmysqlclient-devel-5619)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_LIBMYSQLCLIENT-DEVEL-080919.NASL
    description Empty bit-strings in a query could crash the MySQL server (CVE-2008-3963). Due to another flaw users could access tables of other users (CVE-2008-4097, CVE-2008-4098). This update also fixes problems with the 'ORDER BY' query
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40026
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40026
    title openSUSE Security Update : libmysqlclient-devel (libmysqlclient-devel-210)
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS11_MYSQL_20130924.NASL
    description The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address security updates : - MySQL before 5.0.67 allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are originally associated with pathnames without symlinks, and that can point to tables created at a future time at which a pathname is modified to contain a symlink to a subdirectory of the MySQL home data directory. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4097. (CVE-2008-4098) - sql/sql_table.cc in MySQL 5.0.x through 5.0.88, 5.1.x through 5.1.41, and 6.0 before 6.0.9-alpha, when the data home directory contains a symlink to a different filesystem, allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended access restrictions by calling CREATE TABLE with a (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY argument referring to a subdirectory that requires following this symlink. (CVE-2008-7247) - MySQL before 5.1.46 allows local users to delete the data and index files of another user's MyISAM table via a symlink attack in conjunction with the DROP TABLE command, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-4098 and CVE-2008-7247. (CVE-2010-1626) - MariaDB 5.5.x before 5.5.30, 5.3.x before 5.3.13, 5.2.x before 5.2.15, and 5.1.x before 5.1.68, and Oracle MySQL 5.1.69 and earlier, 5.5.31 and earlier, and 5.6.11 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted geometry feature that specifies a large number of points, which is not properly handled when processing the binary representation of this feature, related to a numeric calculation error. (CVE-2013-1861)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 80705
    published 2015-01-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80705
    title Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : mysql (multiple_vulnerabilities_in_mysql)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2010-0110.NASL
    description Updated mysql packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries. Multiple flaws were discovered in the way MySQL handled symbolic links to tables created using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives in CREATE TABLE statements. An attacker with CREATE and DROP table privileges and shell access to the database server could use these flaws to escalate their database privileges, or gain access to tables created by other database users. (CVE-2008-4098, CVE-2009-4030) Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default 'my.cnf' file. An insufficient HTML entities quoting flaw was found in the mysql command line client's HTML output mode. If an attacker was able to inject arbitrary HTML tags into data stored in a MySQL database, which was later retrieved using the mysql command line client and its HTML output mode, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims viewing the HTML output in a web browser. (CVE-2008-4456) Multiple format string flaws were found in the way the MySQL server logged user commands when creating and deleting databases. A remote, authenticated attacker with permissions to CREATE and DROP databases could use these flaws to formulate a specially crafted SQL command that would cause a temporary denial of service (open connections to mysqld are terminated). (CVE-2009-2446) Note: To exploit the CVE-2009-2446 flaws, the general query log (the mysqld '--log' command line option or the 'log' option in 'my.cnf') must be enabled. This logging is not enabled by default. All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 44635
    published 2010-02-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44635
    title RHEL 4 : mysql (RHSA-2010:0110)
  • NASL family Databases
    NASL id MYSQL_5_0_67.NASL
    description The version of MySQL Community Server 5.0 installed on the remote host is before 5.0.66. Such versions are reportedly affected by the following issues : - When using a FEDERATED table, a local server could be forced to crash if the remote server returns a result with fewer columns than expected (Bug #29801). - ALTER VIEW retains the original DEFINER value, even when altered by another user, which could allow that user to gain the access rights of the view (Bug #29908). - A local user can 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 (Bug #32167). - RENAME TABLE against a table with DATA/INDEX DIRECTORY overwrites the file to which the symlink points (Bug #32111). - It was possible to force an error message of excessive length, which could lead to a buffer overflow (Bug #32707). - Three vulnerabilities in yaSSL versions 1.7.5 and earlier as used in MySQL could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to crash the server or to execute arbitrary code provided yaSSL is enabled and the server allows TCP connections (Bug #33814). - An empty bit-string literal (b'') used in a SQL statement could result in a server crash (Bug #35658).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 34159
    published 2008-09-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34159
    title MySQL Community Server 5.0 < 5.0.67 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_MYSQL-5618.NASL
    description Empty bit-strings in a query could crash the MySQL server. (CVE-2008-3963) Due to another flaw users could access tables of other users. (CVE-2008-4097 / CVE-2008-4098)
    last seen 2018-09-02
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 34765
    published 2008-11-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34765
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : MySQL (ZYPP Patch Number 5618)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_738F8F9ED66111DDA7650030843D3802.NASL
    description MySQL Team reports : Additional corrections were made for the symlink-related privilege problem originally addressed. The original fix did not correctly handle the data directory pathname if it contained symlinked directories in its path, and the check was made only at table-creation time, not at table-opening time later.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-19
    plugin id 35279
    published 2008-12-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35279
    title FreeBSD : mysql -- MyISAM table privileges security bypass vulnerability for symlinked paths (738f8f9e-d661-11dd-a765-0030843d3802)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2010-0109.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0109 : Updated mysql packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries. It was discovered that the MySQL client ignored certain SSL certificate verification errors when connecting to servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to trick MySQL clients into connecting to a spoofed MySQL server. (CVE-2009-4028) Note: This fix may uncover previously hidden SSL configuration issues, such as incorrect CA certificates being used by clients or expired server certificates. This update should be carefully tested in deployments where SSL connections are used. A flaw was found in the way MySQL handled SELECT statements with subqueries in the WHERE clause, that assigned results to a user variable. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash the MySQL server daemon (mysqld). This issue only caused a temporary denial of service, as the MySQL daemon was automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2009-4019) When the 'datadir' option was configured with a relative path, MySQL did not properly check paths used as arguments for the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives. An authenticated attacker could use this flaw to bypass the restriction preventing the use of subdirectories of the MySQL data directory being used as DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY paths. (CVE-2009-4030) Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default 'my.cnf' file. All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-07
    plugin id 67997
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67997
    title Oracle Linux 5 : mysql (ELSA-2010-0109)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-897-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that MySQL could be made to overwrite existing table files in the data directory. An authenticated user could use the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to possibly bypass privilege checks. This update alters table creation behaviour by disallowing the use of the MySQL data directory in DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10. (CVE-2008-4098) It was discovered that MySQL contained a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the command-line client when the --html option is enabled. An attacker could place arbitrary web script or html in a database cell, which would then get placed in the html document output by the command-line tool. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 8.10 and 9.04. (CVE-2008-4456) It was discovered that MySQL could be made to overwrite existing table files in the data directory. An authenticated user could use symlinks combined with the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to possibly bypass privilege checks. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.10. (CVE-2008-7247) It was discovered that MySQL contained multiple format string flaws when logging database creation and deletion. An authenticated user could use specially crafted database names to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 8.10 and 9.04. (CVE-2009-2446) It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled errors when performing certain SELECT statements, and did not preserve correct flags when performing statements that use the GeomFromWKB function. An authenticated user could exploit this to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service. (CVE-2009-4019) It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly checked symlinks when using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options. A local user could use symlinks to create tables that pointed to tables known to be created at a later time, bypassing access restrictions. (CVE-2009-4030) It was discovered that MySQL contained a buffer overflow when parsing ssl certificates. A remote attacker could send crafted requests and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue did not affect Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and the default compiler options for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service. In the default installation, attackers would also be isolated by the AppArmor MySQL profile. (CVE-2009-4484). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 44585
    published 2010-02-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44585
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : mysql-dfsg-5.0, mysql-dfsg-5.1 vulnerabilities (USN-897-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-671-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that MySQL could be made to overwrite existing table files in the data directory. An authenticated user could use the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to possibly bypass privilege checks. This update alters table creation behaviour by disallowing the use of the MySQL data directory in DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options. (CVE-2008-2079, CVE-2008-4097 and CVE-2008-4098) It was discovered that MySQL did not handle empty bit-string literals properly. An attacker could exploit this problem and cause the MySQL server to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3963). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 37299
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37299
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : mysql-dfsg-5.0 vulnerabilities (USN-671-1)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2010-0109.NASL
    description Updated mysql packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries. It was discovered that the MySQL client ignored certain SSL certificate verification errors when connecting to servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to trick MySQL clients into connecting to a spoofed MySQL server. (CVE-2009-4028) Note: This fix may uncover previously hidden SSL configuration issues, such as incorrect CA certificates being used by clients or expired server certificates. This update should be carefully tested in deployments where SSL connections are used. A flaw was found in the way MySQL handled SELECT statements with subqueries in the WHERE clause, that assigned results to a user variable. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash the MySQL server daemon (mysqld). This issue only caused a temporary denial of service, as the MySQL daemon was automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2009-4019) When the 'datadir' option was configured with a relative path, MySQL did not properly check paths used as arguments for the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives. An authenticated attacker could use this flaw to bypass the restriction preventing the use of subdirectories of the MySQL data directory being used as DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY paths. (CVE-2009-4030) Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default 'my.cnf' file. All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 44948
    published 2010-03-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44948
    title CentOS 5 : mysql (CESA-2010:0109)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2010-0109.NASL
    description Updated mysql packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries. It was discovered that the MySQL client ignored certain SSL certificate verification errors when connecting to servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to trick MySQL clients into connecting to a spoofed MySQL server. (CVE-2009-4028) Note: This fix may uncover previously hidden SSL configuration issues, such as incorrect CA certificates being used by clients or expired server certificates. This update should be carefully tested in deployments where SSL connections are used. A flaw was found in the way MySQL handled SELECT statements with subqueries in the WHERE clause, that assigned results to a user variable. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash the MySQL server daemon (mysqld). This issue only caused a temporary denial of service, as the MySQL daemon was automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2009-4019) When the 'datadir' option was configured with a relative path, MySQL did not properly check paths used as arguments for the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives. An authenticated attacker could use this flaw to bypass the restriction preventing the use of subdirectories of the MySQL data directory being used as DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY paths. (CVE-2009-4030) Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default 'my.cnf' file. All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 44634
    published 2010-02-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44634
    title RHEL 5 : mysql (RHSA-2010:0109)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2010-0110.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0110 : Updated mysql packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries. Multiple flaws were discovered in the way MySQL handled symbolic links to tables created using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives in CREATE TABLE statements. An attacker with CREATE and DROP table privileges and shell access to the database server could use these flaws to escalate their database privileges, or gain access to tables created by other database users. (CVE-2008-4098, CVE-2009-4030) Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default 'my.cnf' file. An insufficient HTML entities quoting flaw was found in the mysql command line client's HTML output mode. If an attacker was able to inject arbitrary HTML tags into data stored in a MySQL database, which was later retrieved using the mysql command line client and its HTML output mode, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims viewing the HTML output in a web browser. (CVE-2008-4456) Multiple format string flaws were found in the way the MySQL server logged user commands when creating and deleting databases. A remote, authenticated attacker with permissions to CREATE and DROP databases could use these flaws to formulate a specially crafted SQL command that would cause a temporary denial of service (open connections to mysqld are terminated). (CVE-2009-2446) Note: To exploit the CVE-2009-2446 flaws, the general query log (the mysqld '--log' command line option or the 'log' option in 'my.cnf') must be enabled. This logging is not enabled by default. All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-07
    plugin id 67998
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67998
    title Oracle Linux 4 : mysql (ELSA-2010-0110)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2009-1289.NASL
    description Updated mysql packages that fix various security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries. MySQL did not correctly check directories used as arguments for the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives. Using this flaw, an authenticated attacker could elevate their access privileges to tables created by other database users. Note: This attack does not work on existing tables. An attacker can only elevate their access to another user's tables as the tables are created. As well, the names of these created tables need to be predicted correctly for this attack to succeed. (CVE-2008-2079) A flaw was found in the way MySQL handles an empty bit-string literal. A remote, authenticated attacker could crash the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) if they used an empty bit-string literal in a SQL statement. This issue only caused a temporary denial of service, as the MySQL daemon was automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2008-3963) An insufficient HTML entities quoting flaw was found in the mysql command line client's HTML output mode. If an attacker was able to inject arbitrary HTML tags into data stored in a MySQL database, which was later retrieved using the mysql command line client and its HTML output mode, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims viewing the HTML output in a web browser. (CVE-2008-4456) Multiple format string flaws were found in the way the MySQL server logs user commands when creating and deleting databases. A remote, authenticated attacker with permissions to CREATE and DROP databases could use these flaws to formulate a specifically-crafted SQL command that would cause a temporary denial of service (open connections to mysqld are terminated). (CVE-2009-2446) Note: To exploit the CVE-2009-2446 flaws, the general query log (the mysqld '--log' command line option or the 'log' option in '/etc/my.cnf') must be enabled. This logging is not enabled by default. This update also fixes multiple bugs. Details regarding these bugs can be found in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 Technical Notes. You can find a link to the Technical Notes in the References section of this errata. Note: These updated packages upgrade MySQL to version 5.0.77 to incorporate numerous upstream bug fixes. Details of these changes are found in the following MySQL Release Notes: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-77.html All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43782
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43782
    title CentOS 5 : mysql (CESA-2009:1289)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-326.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in mysql : MySQL 5.0 before 5.0.66, 5.1 before 5.1.26, and 6.0 before 6.0.6 does not properly handle a b'' (b single-quote single-quote) token, aka an empty bit-string literal, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by using this token in a SQL statement (CVE-2008-3963). MySQL before 5.0.67 allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are originally associated with pathnames without symlinks, and that can point to tables created at a future time at which a pathname is modified to contain a symlink to a subdirectory of the MySQL home data directory. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4097 (CVE-2008-4098). Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the command-line client in MySQL 5.0.26 through 5.0.45, when the --html option is enabled, allows attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML by placing it in a database cell, which might be accessed by this client when composing an HTML document (CVE-2008-4456). Multiple format string vulnerabilities in the dispatch_command function in libmysqld/sql_parse.cc in mysqld in MySQL 4.0.0 through 5.0.83 allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via format string specifiers in a database name in a (1) COM_CREATE_DB or (2) COM_DROP_DB request. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third-party information (CVE-2009-2446). Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers This update provides fixes for this vulnerability.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 43045
    published 2009-12-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43045
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mysql (MDVSA-2009:326)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-094.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in mysql : MySQL 5.0 before 5.0.66, 5.1 before 5.1.26, and 6.0 before 6.0.6 does not properly handle a b'' (b single-quote single-quote) token, aka an empty bit-string literal, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by using this token in a SQL statement (CVE-2008-3963). MySQL 5.0.51a allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are associated with symlinks within pathnames for subdirectories of the MySQL home data directory, which are followed when tables are created in the future. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079 (CVE-2008-4097). MySQL before 5.0.67 allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are originally associated with pathnames without symlinks, and that can point to tables created at a future time at which a pathname is modified to contain a symlink to a subdirectory of the MySQL home data directory. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4097 (CVE-2008-4098). Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the command-line client in MySQL 5.0.26 through 5.0.45, when the --html option is enabled, allows attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML by placing it in a database cell, which might be accessed by this client when composing an HTML document (CVE-2008-4456). bugs in the Mandriva Linux 2008.1 packages that has been fixed : o upstream fix for mysql bug35754 (#38398, #44691) o fix #46116 (initialization file mysqld-max don't show correct application status) o fix upstream bug 42366 bugs in the Mandriva Linux 2009.0 packages that has been fixed : o upgraded 5.0.67 to 5.0.77 (fixes CVE-2008-3963, CVE-2008-4097, CVE-2008-4098) o no need to workaround #38398, #44691 anymore (since 5.0.75) o fix upstream bug 42366 o fix #46116 (initialization file mysqld-max don't show correct application status) o sphinx-0.9.8.1 bugs in the Mandriva Linux Corporate Server 4 packages that has been fixed: o fix upstream bug 42366 o fix #46116 (initialization file mysqld-max don't show correct application status) The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 36943
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36943
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mysql (MDVSA-2009:094)
  • NASL family Databases
    NASL id MYSQL_ES_5_0_70.NASL
    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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 34727
    published 2008-11-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34727
    title MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0 < 5.0.70 Privilege Bypass
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20100216_MYSQL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description CVE-2008-4098 mysql: incomplete upstream fix for CVE-2008-2079 CVE-2008-4456 mysql: mysql command line client XSS flaw CVE-2009-2446 MySQL: Format string vulnerability by manipulation with database instances (crash) CVE-2009-4030 mysql: Incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079 / CVE-2008-4098 Multiple flaws were discovered in the way MySQL handled symbolic links to tables created using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives in CREATE TABLE statements. An attacker with CREATE and DROP table privileges and shell access to the database server could use these flaws to escalate their database privileges, or gain access to tables created by other database users. (CVE-2008-4098, CVE-2009-4030) Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default 'my.cnf' file. An insufficient HTML entities quoting flaw was found in the mysql command line client's HTML output mode. If an attacker was able to inject arbitrary HTML tags into data stored in a MySQL database, which was later retrieved using the mysql command line client and its HTML output mode, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims viewing the HTML output in a web browser. (CVE-2008-4456) Multiple format string flaws were found in the way the MySQL server logged user commands when creating and deleting databases. A remote, authenticated attacker with permissions to CREATE and DROP databases could use these flaws to formulate a specially crafted SQL command that would cause a temporary denial of service (open connections to mysqld are terminated). (CVE-2009-2446) Note: To exploit the CVE-2009-2446 flaws, the general query log (the mysqld '--log' command line option or the 'log' option in 'my.cnf') must be enabled. This logging is not enabled by default. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60735
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60735
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL4.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20100216_MYSQL_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description CVE-2009-4019 mysql: DoS (crash) when comparing GIS items from subquery and when handling subqueires in WHERE and assigning a SELECT result to a @variable CVE-2009-4028 mysql: client SSL certificate verification flaw CVE-2009-4030 mysql: Incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079 / CVE-2008-4098 It was discovered that the MySQL client ignored certain SSL certificate verification errors when connecting to servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to trick MySQL clients into connecting to a spoofed MySQL server. (CVE-2009-4028) Note: This fix may uncover previously hidden SSL configuration issues, such as incorrect CA certificates being used by clients or expired server certificates. This update should be carefully tested in deployments where SSL connections are used. A flaw was found in the way MySQL handled SELECT statements with subqueries in the WHERE clause, that assigned results to a user variable. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash the MySQL server daemon (mysqld). This issue only caused a temporary denial of service, as the MySQL daemon was automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2009-4019) When the 'datadir' option was configured with a relative path, MySQL did not properly check paths used as arguments for the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives. An authenticated attacker could use this flaw to bypass the restriction preventing the use of subdirectories of the MySQL data directory being used as DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY paths. (CVE-2009-4030) Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default 'my.cnf' file. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60736
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60736
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2010-0110.NASL
    description Updated mysql packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries. Multiple flaws were discovered in the way MySQL handled symbolic links to tables created using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives in CREATE TABLE statements. An attacker with CREATE and DROP table privileges and shell access to the database server could use these flaws to escalate their database privileges, or gain access to tables created by other database users. (CVE-2008-4098, CVE-2009-4030) Note: Due to the security risks and previous security issues related to the use of the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY directives, users not depending on this feature should consider disabling it by adding 'symbolic-links=0' to the '[mysqld]' section of the 'my.cnf' configuration file. In this update, an example of such a configuration was added to the default 'my.cnf' file. An insufficient HTML entities quoting flaw was found in the mysql command line client's HTML output mode. If an attacker was able to inject arbitrary HTML tags into data stored in a MySQL database, which was later retrieved using the mysql command line client and its HTML output mode, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims viewing the HTML output in a web browser. (CVE-2008-4456) Multiple format string flaws were found in the way the MySQL server logged user commands when creating and deleting databases. A remote, authenticated attacker with permissions to CREATE and DROP databases could use these flaws to formulate a specially crafted SQL command that would cause a temporary denial of service (open connections to mysqld are terminated). (CVE-2009-2446) Note: To exploit the CVE-2009-2446 flaws, the general query log (the mysqld '--log' command line option or the 'log' option in 'my.cnf') must be enabled. This logging is not enabled by default. All MySQL users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be restarted automatically.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 44647
    published 2010-02-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44647
    title CentOS 4 : mysql (CESA-2010:0110)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:06:55.647-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description MySQL before 5.0.67 allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are originally associated with pathnames without symlinks, and that can point to tables created at a future time at which a pathname is modified to contain a symlink to a subdirectory of the MySQL home data directory. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4097.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10591
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title MySQL before 5.0.67 allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are originally associated with pathnames without symlinks, and that can point to tables created at a future time at which a pathname is modified to contain a symlink to a subdirectory of the MySQL home data directory. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4097.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2009:1067
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2010:0110
rpms
  • mysql-0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3
  • mysql-bench-0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3
  • mysql-devel-0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3
  • mysql-server-0:4.1.22-2.el4_8.3
refmap via4
confirm http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167
debian DSA-1662
mandriva MDVSA-2009:094
misc http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=480292#25
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079
  • [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079
secunia
  • 32578
  • 32759
  • 32769
  • 38517
suse SUSE-SR:2008:025
ubuntu
  • USN-1397-1
  • USN-671-1
  • USN-897-1
xf mysql-myisam-symlink-security-bypass(45649)
statements via4
contributor Tomas Hoger
lastmodified 2010-02-17
organization Red Hat
statement This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html and in Red Hat Application Stack v2 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1067.html . In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, issue CVE-2008-2079 was fixed without introducing CVE-2008-4098 in https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1289.html .
Last major update 30-10-2012 - 23:03
Published 18-09-2008 - 11:04
Last modified 04-01-2018 - 21:29
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