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CVE-2008-2079 Detail

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

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)

Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2079
NVD Published Date:
05/05/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/31/2018