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CVE-2012-5613

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-12-01
Bugzilla: 882606: CVE-2012-5613 mysql: database privilege escalation using FILE privilege

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

** DISPUTED ** MySQL 5.5.19 and possibly other versions, and MariaDB 5.5.28a and possibly other versions, when configured to assign the FILE privilege to users who should not have administrative privileges, allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges by leveraging the FILE privilege to create files as the MySQL administrator. NOTE: the vendor disputes this issue, stating that this is only a vulnerability when the administrator does not follow recommendations in the product's installation documentation. NOTE: it could be argued that this should not be included in CVE because it is a configuration issue.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5613 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score: 4.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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