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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:   MySQL.com
MySQL ALTER TABLE Function Lets Remote Authenticated Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018071
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018071
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2693   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 16 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.1.18
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL. A remote authenticated user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote authenticated user without SELECT privileges can invoke an ALTER TABLE statement to obtain potentially sensitive information from partitioned tables.

Peter Gulutzan reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information from partitioned tables.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (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:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 16 May 2007 00:17:26 -0400
Subject:  MySQL


CVE-2007-2693

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

> Security fix: A user with only the ALTER privilege on a partitioned table could 
> obtain information about the table that should require the SELECT privilege.

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=23675
 
 


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