CVE-2008-4098 Detail

Current 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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (02/17/2010)

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 .

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=480292#25 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167 Issue Tracking  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html Third Party Advisory 
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-897-1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1662 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:094 Broken Link 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/09/20 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/3 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1067.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1397-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-671-1 Third Party Advisory 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45649
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10591

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4098
NVD Published Date:
09/18/2008
NVD Last Modified:
12/17/2019
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.