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CVE-2008-4456 Detail

Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the command-line client in MySQL 5.0.26 through 5.0.45, and other versions including versions later than 5.0.45, when the --html option is enabled, allows attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML by placing it in a database cell, which might be accessed by this client when composing an HTML document. NOTE: as of 20081031, the issue has not been fixed in MySQL 5.0.67.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/06/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.6 LOW
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/17/2010)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-4456 This issue was addressed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 by https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1289.html and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 by https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html . The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, future MySQL package updates may address this flaw for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, and Red Hat Application Stack 2.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=27884 Exploit
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2008/Oct/0026.html
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4357
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-897-1
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1783
http://www.henlich.de/it-security/mysql-command-line-client-html-injection-vulnerability
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:094
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1289.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496842/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496877/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/497158/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/497885/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31486
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1397-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45590
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11456

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11456
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11456

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

Change History

5 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4456
NVD Published Date:
10/06/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018