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MySQL MyISAM Table Privilege Check Bypass

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Release Date:  2008-05-08    Last Update:  2009-12-01    Views:  13,228

Secunia Advisory SA30134

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Partial Fix

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in MySQL, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions.

The problem is that it is possible to bypass certain privilege checks by creating a MyISAM table with certain DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to overwrite existing table files in the MySQL data directory.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 4.1.24 and 5.0.60.


Solution:
Update to version 5.1.41.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Sergei Golubchik

Original Advisory:
MySQL:
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-24.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-es-5-0-60.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-es-5-0-70.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-41.html

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