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CVE-2008-4097 Detail


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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/18/2008

Evaluator Description

Per this vulnerability is remotely exploitable.

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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(AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:094 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079 External Source UBUNTU USN-671-1 External Source XF mysql-myisam-symlinks-security-bypass(45648)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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