CVE Database

CVE-2008-2079

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-03-13
Bugzilla: 445222: CVE-2008-2079 mysql: privilege escalation via DATA/INDEX DIRECTORY directives

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2079 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

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

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.9
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

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

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