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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:   MySQL.com
MySQL Lets Remote Authenticated Users Issue the RENAME TABLE Command
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018069
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018069
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2691   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 16 2007
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.1.23, 5.0.42, 5.1.18
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL. A remote authenticated user can rename tables on the target database.

A remote authenticated user can issue the RENAME TABLE command on arbitrary tables even if they don't have DROP privileges.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can rename tables.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixed versions (4.1.23, 5.0.42, 5.1.18).

The MySQL advisory is available at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-18.html

Vendor URL:  dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-18.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 10 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Lets Remote Authenticated Users Issue the RENAME TABLE Command   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Stack.
May 22 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Lets Remote Authenticated Users Issue the RENAME TABLE Command   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 16 May 2007 00:13:37 -0400
Subject:  MySQL


CVE-2007-2691

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-18.html

> Security fix: The requirement of the DROP privilege for RENAME TABLE was not being 
> enforced.

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=27515
 
 


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