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CVE-2008-2079 Detail

Description

MySQL 4.1.x before 4.1.24, 5.0.x before 5.0.60, 5.1.x before 5.1.24, and 6.0.x before 6.0.5 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 within the MySQL home data directory, which can point to tables that are created in the future.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/05/2008

Evaluator Description

Per http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29106 and http://secunia.com/advisories/32222, this vulnerability is remotely exploitable.

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides unauthorized access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/02/2009)

This issue did not affect MySQL as supplied with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This issue was addressed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and Red Hat Application Stack v1, v2: https://rhn.redhat.com/cve/CVE-2008-2079.html

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167 Exploit Patch
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-24.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-es-5-0-60.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-24.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/6.0/en/news-6-0-5.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Sep/msg00004.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3865
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1608
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:149
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:150
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0505.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0510.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0768.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1289.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29106 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681 Patch
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019995
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-671-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1472/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42267
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10133

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10133
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10133

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:4.1.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 4.1.23
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0:alpha:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.1a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.3a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.4a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.5.0.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.10a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.24a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.30:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.32:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.33:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.37:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.38:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.41:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.42:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.44:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.45:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.50:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.51:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.52:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.54:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.56:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.5a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.1.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 5.1.23a
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:6.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:6.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:6.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:6.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 6.0.4

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2079
NVD Published Date:
05/05/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017