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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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/18/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4098
Original release date:
09/18/2008
Last revised:
01/04/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red 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 Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=480292#25 Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=480292#25
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167 Issue Tracking; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html Third Party Advisory External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-897-1 Third Party Advisory External Source UBUNTU USN-897-1
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1662 Third Party Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-1662
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:094 Broken Link External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:094
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/09/20 Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/3 Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1067.html Third Party Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1067
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html Third Party Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0110
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1397-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1397-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-671-1 Third Party Advisory External Source UBUNTU USN-671-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45649 External Source XF mysql-myisam-symlink-security-bypass(45649)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10591 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10591

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10591
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10591

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Configuration 2
OR
cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Configuration 3
OR
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.20a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:5.0.26:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.30:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.30:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.32:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.33:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.34:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.36:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.37:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.38:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.40:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:5.0.44:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.45:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.46:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.48:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.50:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:5.0.51a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.51b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.52:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.54:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.54a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.56:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.56:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.58:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.60:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.60:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.62:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.64:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.66:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.66:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:mysql:mysql:5.0.66a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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