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CVE-2008-4456

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2008-09-30
CWE:
CWE-79
Bugzilla:
466518: CVE-2008-4456 mysql: mysql command line client XSS flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2008-4456 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

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.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 1.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) RHSA-2009:1461 2009-09-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (mysql) RHSA-2009:1289 2009-09-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (mysql) RHSA-2010:0110 2010-02-16

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