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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      Last Modified:  10/06/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4456
Original release date:
10/06/2008
Last revised:
01/04/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.6 LOW
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=27884 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=27884
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2008/Oct/0026.html External Source BUGTRAQ 20081004 RE: RE: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4357 External Source SREASON 4357
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-897-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-897-1
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1783 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1783
http://www.henlich.de/it-security/mysql-command-line-client-html-injection-vulnerability External Source MISC http://www.henlich.de/it-security/mysql-command-line-client-html-injection-vulnerability
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:094 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:094
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1289.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1289
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0110
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/496842/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20080930 MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/496877/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080930 RE: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497158/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081008 Re: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497885/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081029 Re: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31486 External Source BID 31486
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1397-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1397-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45590 External Source XF mysql-commandline-xss(45590)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11456 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11456

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)

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