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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:   MySQL.com
MySQL Rename Table Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Modify System Table Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019060
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019060
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5969   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 26 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 7 2007
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.0.51
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL. A remote authenticated user can modify system table information.

A remote authenticated user can invoke the RENAME TABLE command with specific DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to replace a symlinked file, overwriting system table information.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can modify system table information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (4.1.24, 5.0.51).

The MySQL advisory is available at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-24.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-cs-5-0-51.html

Vendor URL:  www.mysql.com/ (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.
Dec 18 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Rename Table Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Modify System Table Information   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 19 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Rename Table Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Modify System Table Information   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Stack v1 and v2.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 6 Dec 2007 23:52:44 -0500
Subject:  MySQL


http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?3,186931,186931

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