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MySQL mysqlaccess Script Insecure Temporary File Creation

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Release Date:  2005-01-17    Views:  20,805

Secunia Advisory SA13867

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Manipulation of data, Exposure of sensitive information, Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña has reported a vulnerability in MySQL, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions on a vulnerable system with escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to the mysqlaccess script creating temporary files insecurely. This can be exploited via symlink attacks to overwrite or disclose the content of arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the vulnerable script.


Solution:
Grant only trusted users access to affected systems.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña

Deep Links:
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