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CVE-2008-2079

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MySQL 4.1.x before 4.1.24, 5.0.x before 5.0.60, 5.1.x before 5.1.24, and 6.0.x before 6.0.5 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 within the MySQL home data directory, which can point to tables that are created in the future.

Details Source

Mitre

Statement

This issue did not affect MySQL as supplied with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This issue was addressed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and Red Hat Application Stack v1, v2:
https://rhn.redhat.com/cve/CVE-2008-2079.html

Public Date

2008-03-13 00:00:00

Impact

Moderate

Bugzilla

CVE-2008-2079 mysql: privilege escalation via DATA/INDEX DIRECTORY directives

Bugzilla ID

445 222

CVSS Status

verified

Base Score

4.90

Base Metrics

AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux AS (v.4) RHSA-2008:0510 2008-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (mysql) RHSA-2009:1289 2009-09-02
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) RHSA-2008:0505 2008-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (mysql) RHSA-2008:0768 2008-07-24